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How Does Hiv Affect The Heart

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HIV and stroke risk

Hi doc -- ok, I know HIV can affect heart disease, but what about stroke? My uncle and my dad both died of stroke. Will HIV increase my risk for stroke even more -- on top of the risk that comes with my family history?
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...The same study that looked at heart attacts in people with HIV on treatment and found an incresed risk with each extra year of combination therpy has also reported an increased risk of stroke Read more »

63 and worried about heart disease - why aren't my doctors?

I was diagnosed last year, a little after my 63rd birthday. The diagnosis really freaked me out... Read more »

HIV and exsisting Heart condition

Im a 26yo, male who's been HIV+ for about two years. Tcell of 470 and a VL of 217,000. I was born... Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

Caring for Your Heart if You Have HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents Heart Disease Basics Symptoms of Heart Disease/Attack Risk Factors for Heart Disease HIV and Heart Disease Reducing the Risk for Heart Disease Taking Care of Yourself Heart Disease Basics Many... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
The Well Project

Hyperlipidemia and HIV/AIDS: High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

...of bad fats andexcess sugar in your diet. See a registered dietitian to help you make goodchoices and plan your meals. Many AIDS service organizations have registereddietitians on staff who will see you free of charge. (For more info, see... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Aging

... Table of Contents The Aging HIV Population Is Growing HIV May Speed Up Aging Monitor Your Overall Health Stigma and the Need for Social Support for Read more »
Connect With Others

1.1 Million American living with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Florida69, 2 Replies
...WASHINGTON - A new estimate of how many Americans have the AIDS virus puts the number at about 1.1 million, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday. The CDC numbers, Read more »

Can neuropathy be a sign of HIV.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I recently tested negative for HIV at 15 weeks, but I am having neuropathy in feet and legs. If it's not being caused by HIV, then what could it be? Read more »

HIV+ and feeling like my world is caving in...HELP

Posted by mepos_himneg, 3 Replies
...I'm new here and I'm a hiv + women that is in a relationship with a hiv - man. We've been together for several years however I just found out that I was Read more »

Aids2HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...on that have to do with the immune system that in your heart told you something was seriously wrong but you test negative for HIV. I guess what I'm asking is, you are so proactive in your health as many of us try to be, but what if you were... Read more »