HIV infection increases the risk of acute myocardial infarction in veterans without major cardiovascular disease risk factors. The presence of major CVD risk factors significantly increases this risk.
HIV-infected men appear to be using testosterone replacement without adequate baseline evaluation and establishment of recommended indications.
Here's why it is important for everyone infected with HIV to get an influenza vaccination.
“Enough time” is one of the necessary components of what it takes to be a “good” doctor. Here’s how this doctor defines “enough.”
Statins effectively lower levels of various pro-inflammatory markers of immune activation. So can statin therapy prevent CVD events in HIV-infected persons?
Details here about a quick reference guide for HIV primary care clinicians caring for HIV in older adults.
The FDA proposes to ease its lifetime ban on blood donations by men who have sex with men (MSM), but proposes to block donations by MSM within the last year. Here’s the rationale.
This AIDS specialist offers his rank-order list of the top 10 HIV clinical trials that really made a difference. The trials differ substantially in design, size, and focus, but they all were “game changers.”
If full restoration of immunologic and clinical health is the goal of antiretroviral therapy, the best chance we have is to start ART within 12 months of infection.
Increasing clinical evidence suggests that statins may help prevent cancer in certain HIV-1–infected patients. Details here.
Does the HIV epidemic represent primarily a failure of the public health system--or is it more likely a result of failure on an individual level to take steps necessary to prevent infection?
"Don't ask, don't tell" seems to apply to gay and bisexual men when it comes to discussions about HIV with their physician. Worrisome details from a new Kaiser Family Foundation survey here.
There is emergent need to improve recognition and management of COPD in HIV-infected patients. Details here.
Despite gains, the sobering reality is that HIV transmission-- primarily via sexual means--continues at an unacceptably high rate in the United States.
Now that HIV infection is largely a chronic disease, cardiovascular disease has become a leading cause of death in this patient group. Here: a look at just how common LDL-C dyslipidemia, hypertension, and coronary heart disease really are.