People with HIV seldom die of AIDS-related opportunistic infections anymore. Thanks to modern medicine called highly active antiretroviral therapy, or HAART, many people diagnosed with HIV today can expect to live as long as someone who doesn’t have HIV.
However, like all people who grow old, cardiovascular risk increases with age. Not only that, but because HIV produces a heightened state of inflammation within the body, the risk of cardiovascular disease is even greater. One recent study showed that people with HIV have double the risk of heart attack than people without.David Heitz
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