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In this study, investigators plan to evaluate the cardiometabolic effects of initiating gender-affirming hormone therapy among transgender women with HIV. As part of this study, participants will undergo cardiovascular and metabolic phenotyping before and after 12 months of gender-affirming hormone therapy. Cardiovascular phenotyping will include cardiac MRI/MRS imaging to evaluate cardiac function and structure. Metabolic phenotyping will include oral glucose tolerance testing, abdominal MR imaging to evaluate visceral adiposity, and whole body, lumbar, and hip DEXA imaging to evaluate fat and lean body mass as well as bone mineral density, respectively. Traditional markers of CVD risk as well as immune, hormonal, and coagulation parameters will also be assessed longitudinally.
Abdominal MR Imaging, Cardiac MRI/MRS, Oral Glucose Tolerance Testing, Whole Body, Lumbar Spine, and Hip DEXA Imaging
Massachusetts General Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital
Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-10-21T12:45:26-0400
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