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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.

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.

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The Lingering Debate With Abacavir and Heart Disease

The debate continues on the possible increased risk for heart attacks when using Ziagen (abacavir), a result that was first released about 2 years ago. The D:A:D study, which follows the side effects of HIV drugs, earlier reported that the drugs in g...

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HIV Itself Linked to Possible Heart Risk, Even Among Nonprogressors, Study Finds

There's something about having HIV in your body that may raise your risk for heart disease, say U.S. researchers in a large study published in the June 1 issue of the medical journal AIDS. The study found that this risk even appears to apply to long-...

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Metabolic Toxicities and HIV

In an energetic, post-ICAAC presentation, Frank Palella, M.D., urged people living with HIV and clinicians who work with them to put some of the adverse effects of antiretroviral treatment into a larger perspective. The point of departure for Dr. Pal...

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Heart Disease in People with HIV: An Interview with Joseph Sonnabend, M.D.

While much attention has been focused on strange fat deposits in the abdomen and between the shoulder blades of some people receiving protease inhibitors, little has been said about the long-term effects of the high blood lipid levels also observed i...