HIV-Related Cardiovascular Disease, Statins, and the REPRIEVE Trial.

  title={HIV-Related Cardiovascular Disease, Statins, and the REPRIEVE Trial.},
  author={Jennifer M Gilbert and Kathleen V. Fitch and Steven K Grinspoon},
  journal={Topics in antiviral medicine},
  volume={23 4},
HIV infection is associated with increased cardiovascular disease (CVD), and increased rates of myocardial infarction and stroke have been observed in HIV-infected individuals. After traditional risk factors that are more common among people living with HIV infection (such as smoking and diabetes) are accounted for, the excess risk for CVD persists. Recent studies suggest that increased immune activation and inflammation may contribute to excess risk for CVD in the context of HIV infection… CONTINUE READING
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