Immunologic basis of cardiovascular disease in HIV-infected adults.

@article{Hsue2012ImmunologicBO,
  title={Immunologic basis of cardiovascular disease in HIV-infected adults.},
  author={Priscilla Ying Hsue and Steven G. Deeks and Peter W. Hunt},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2012},
  volume={205 Suppl 3},
  pages={S375-82}
}
Cardiovascular complications are more common in human immunodeficiency virus-infected individuals than in age-matched uninfected individuals. Antiretroviral therapy reduces the risk of cardiovascular complications, suggesting that viral replication directly or indirectly causes vascular disease. Long-term effective antiretroviral therapy does not fully restore vascular health, and treated adults continue to have higher-than-expected rates of disease progression. Although this excess risk during… CONTINUE READING

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