Underutilization of aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease among HIV-infected patients.

@article{Burkholder2012UnderutilizationOA,
  title={Underutilization of aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease among HIV-infected patients.},
  author={Greer A Burkholder and Ashutosh R. Tamhane and Jorge Luis Salinas and Michael J Mugavero and James Raper and Andrew O. Westfall and Michael S Saag and James H. Willig},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2012},
  volume={55 11},
  pages={
          1550-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND Individuals infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) events compared with uninfected persons. However, little is known about HIV provider practices regarding aspirin (ASA) for primary prevention of CVD. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted among patients attending the University of Alabama at Birmingham 1917 HIV Clinic during 2010 to determine the proportion receiving ASA for primary prevention of CVD and… CONTINUE READING
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