During the last decade, the link between Human Immunodefi ciency Virus (HIV) infection and cardiovascular disease has received much attention. Recent meta-anaylsis by Islam et al. , concluded that HIV infection increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD). They found the relative risk (RR)
of CVD among people living with HIV (PLHIV) was 1.61 (95% CI 1.43-1.81). Despite the introduction of antiretroviral therapy (ART) which increase survival of PLHIV, ART itself increase the risk of CVD (RR 2,00 95% CI 1,70-2,37) . Management of HIV has shifted from treating the disease to managing complication and chronic condition such as atherosclerosis .
Published on: Jan 27, 2017 Pages: 1-2