Physical Health Issues

Heart Disease and HIV

The Latest

illustration of larger-than-life Triumeq bottle alongside a person holding a massive Triumeq pill

Triumeq for HIV Treatment: Everything You Need to Know

Get an HIV doc's rundown of the most important info to understand about this three-drug, single-tablet regimen.

By David Malebranche, M.D., M.P.H.
Close up of a heartbeat on a machine

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.

By Gabriel Torres
Caring for Your Heart Img

Caring for Your Heart

Table of Contents

Heart Disease Basics Symptoms of Heart Attack Risk Factors for Heart Disease HIV and Heart Disease Reducing the Risk for Heart Disease Taking Care of Yourself

Heart Disease Basics

Many people think of heart disease as a...

By The Well Project
HIV and Hyperlipidemia Img

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...

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

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.

By Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.
gear icons

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.

By Sharon Lee, M.D. for Test Positive Aware Network
Promo Image

HIV and Cardiovascular Disease

HIV and Cardiovascular Disease Why Should People With HIV Care About CVD? What Causes CVD? How Do We Measure CVD Risk? How Can You Reduce the Risk of CVD? What About Changing Medications?

HIV and Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular di...

By AIDS InfoNet
What You Can Do to Control Your Risk for Heart Complications Img

What You Can Do to Control Your Risk for Heart Complications

"Your doc's recommendations for reducing your chance of a heart attack or stroke are important, but are also only one part of a larger strategy that anyone can employ for themselves," HIV specialist Paul DenOuden, M.D., explains. In this Q&A column i...

By Paul DenOuden, M.D., A.A.H.I.V.S. for Positively Aware
Promo Image

High Cholesterol -- Medicines to Help You

Cholesterol is a kind of fat in your blood. Your body makes its own cholesterol but you also get it from the foods you eat like meat, potato chips, cookies, and eggs. Some people have too much cholesterol in their blood.

Cholesterol can build up on ...

By U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Promo Image

The Beating of Your Heart

The Beating of Your Heart

Joyce Turner Keller stumbled onto a meeting on heart disease in HIV while attending the Ryan White conference in Washington, D.C. in August. As a woman in her 50's living with HIV for more than 10 years, and taking HAART (h...

By Enid Vazquez for Positively Aware