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Injecting Meth? Here's What You Definitely Need to Know

Heart and other health complications from "slamming" crystal can be devastating -- even deadly. Thankfully, there are tools to reduce the harm and even get off meth entirely.

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Caring for Your Heart

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Heart Disease Basics

Many people think of heart disease as a...

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HIV and Hyperlipidemia

Key PointsHyperlipidemia refers to high levels of fat in the blood, including cholesterol and triglycerides. Hyperlipidemia increases the risk of heart disease, gall bladder disease, and pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas).HIV infection and t...

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Can Tick Saliva Reduce Heart Disease in People With HIV?

Some scientists believe that the very thing that makes ticks good at spreading disease -- their saliva -- might also be able to reduce heart disease in people living with HIV.

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Proactive Steps Needed to Address High Burden of Cardiovascular Disease in People Living With HIV

The health of people living with HIV who are in care and on treatment has dramatically improved over the years. Now the focus is appropriately shifting to long-term health risks, such as cardiovascular disease.

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Stopping a Silent Killer: Know the Facts About Heart Disease and HIV

"Heart disease rates among people living with HIV are elevated compared to the general population," Kathleen Fitch, M.S.N., F.N.P., writes. "If you add to that the fact that heart disease is often a silent killer with atypical symptoms, it is easy to...

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Am I heading for cardiovascular problems?

Im writing to ask if you can offer any advice on my situation. Ive been diagnosed with high cholesterol. On your American scale, it is 231.6 (thats 6 here in the UK). In Feb 16, it was 212.3 (5.5 here) and in Aug 16 (5.3) it was just slightly lower a...

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All Systems GO: Three Organ Systems Affected by Aging, Medications and HIV

This brief overview looks at diseases in three organ systems with an overlap between aging and HIV that are most commonly of concern to older people with HIV.

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Tinnitus after starting Atripla

I have been on Atripla now for two months, I'm using the generic Viraday. Since day 1 I've noticed that I get terrible ringing in my ears and initially thought it will go away. However, it has since increased to such a level that I can hardly hear no...

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Two Years in a Row, It's Been My Turn to Go to Summer Camp!: A Blog Entry by Lynda Arnold

Growing up as a child in the suburbs of Philadelphia, going to summer camp was always something I looked forward to. It's a tradition I have passed down to all 3 of my children. The years we could afford it, they went eagerly. Each year the focus of ...