HIV-Associated Venous Thromboembolism

  title={HIV-Associated Venous Thromboembolism},
  author={Michele Bibas and Gianluigi Biava and Andrea Antinori.},
  booktitle={Mediterranean journal of hematology and infectious diseases},
HIV infection has been recognized as a prothrombotic condition and this association has now been proven by a large number of studies with a reported VTE frequency among HIV-infected patients ranging from 0.19% to 7,63 %/year. HIV infection is associated with a two to tenfold increased risk of venous thrombosis in comparison with a general population of the same age. Some risk factors demonstrated a strongest association with VTE such as, low CD4(+) cell count especially in the presence of… CONTINUE READING