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NIAID scientists illuminate mechanism of increased cardiovascular risks with HIV

20:00 EDT 29 Aug 2017 | AAAS

(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have expanded the understanding of how chronic inflammation and persistent immune activation associated with HIV infection drive cardiovascular disease risk in people living with HIV. People living with HIV are up to twice as likely to experience heart attacks, strokes and other forms of cardiovascular disease as people who do not have the virus, even when HIV infection is well-controlled with the use of antiretroviral therapy.

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