Epidemiological evidence for cardiovascular disease in HIV-infected patients and relationship to highly active antiretroviral therapy.

@article{Currier2008EpidemiologicalEF,
  title={Epidemiological evidence for cardiovascular disease in HIV-infected patients and relationship to highly active antiretroviral therapy.},
  author={Judith Silverstein Currier and Jens D. Lundgren and Andrew Carr and Daniel M. Klein and Caroline Sabin and Paul Edward Sax and Jeffrey Thomas Schouten and Marek Smieja},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2008},
  volume={118 2},
  pages={e29-35}
}
In the mid-1990s, case reports of myocardial infarction (MI) in young patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) sparked interest in the relationship between HIV infection and cardiovascular disease (CVD).1,2 Although the initial focus was primarily on the relationship between dyslipidemia associated with antiretroviral therapy (ART) and cardiovascular risk, a broader appreciation of the complex interplay between traditional risk factors for CVD and HIV infection has emerged more… CONTINUE READING

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