Marissa Diggs

November 2, 2020

Correlates and Timing of Reproductive Aging Transitions in a Global Cohort of Midlife Women with HIV: Insights from the REPRIEVE trial

By: Markella Zanni, Sara Looby and colleagues Previous studies have shown that more advanced reproductive aging (transition through and past menopause) relates to the risk of […]
September 4, 2019

What YOU need to know about the salt in your diet!

By: Corinne Rivard Have you ever been told by your healthcare provider that you need to reduce the salt in your diet? Have you been wanting […]
May 30, 2019

Tips to Get 30 Minutes of Exercise Every Day

By: Diana Cagliero Exercise is one the best things you can do for your health! While we hear about how exercise can lead to great health […]
January 1, 2019

Vaping and E-Cigarettes: How do they affect my heart health?

Diana Cagliero, MA What is vaping? “Vaping” is breathing in the vapor produced by an e-cigarette, or other vaporizing devices such as vape pens.1 E-cigarettes were first […]
November 18, 2018

Nutrition Information Labels & Heart-Healthy Diets: Things You Should Know

By: Diana Cagliero, MA Nutrition information labels can be puzzling. The informational boxes on theback of food products are often filled with hard-to-pronounce and unfamiliar words. […]
September 1, 2018

A Midlife [Symptom] Crisis

By Sara E. Looby During midlife, many women begin to experience symptoms related to menopause such as mood swings, sleep problems, and hot flashes. These symptoms […]
June 1, 2018

The Patient’s Voice

By Corinne Rivard “We are living longer and our hearts are beating from the time we’re born until the time we die. So, we need to […]
February 1, 2018

Women Supporting Women in the Community

By Corinne Rivard “Women are silenced by HIV stigma, shame, and guilt and those women need other women to share their experiences and learn from each […]
December 18, 2017

Smoking: Why and How to Quit!

By Corinne Rivard Smoking has negative consequences on health and wellness, and studies have shown that people with HIV are more likely to smoke, and less […]
October 1, 2017

Q & A: Added Sweeteners, Added Health Problems??

By Corinne Rivard Adding sugar to our food and beverages makes them sweeter. Based on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the major sources of added […]
August 1, 2017

Hot Flashes and HIV: What Research Shows

By Corinne Rivard Since the advent of antiretroviral therapy, individuals with HIV are living longer and experiencing health-related changes associated with aging. For women, menopause is […]
May 29, 2017

Stress Less with Just a Few Breaths

Stress Facts Did you know that in the US …. ♥ Over 80 billion dollars of 2012 health care spending were attributable to stress-related disorders, such […]
March 1, 2017

Make a Healthy Heart a Part of Your New Start

Is one of your New Year’s Resolutions to improve your heart health? Now is a great time to improve your heart health because February is American […]
December 29, 2016

Walk Your Way to a Healthier Heart

Did you know that walking can lower your risk of heart-related conditions as much as running? A study funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood […]
August 1, 2016

“A Reprieve For Women: Embracing Inclusive Scientific Research”

Check out this recent blog post from Health Affairs that highlights the importance of women’s participation in research that features the REPRIEVE study and the Follow […]
June 29, 2016

Participation of Women with HIV in Clinical Research Trials

New research suggests women with HIV are under-represented in clinical research trials Dr. Mirjam J. Curno and colleagues recently published a study in the Journal of Acquired […]
April 1, 2016

The heart health of women living with HIV matters!

Did you know that women with HIV are 3 times more likely to have a heart attack than women without HIV? Even women who have not […]
February 28, 2024

Recommendations for Statins in People with HIV from the DHHS/ACC/AHA/HIVMA

The Department of Health and Human Services Guidelines Panel for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in Adults and Adolescents with HIV (the Panel) has developed recommendations […]
February 21, 2024

Effects of Pitavastatin on Coronary Artery Disease and Inflammatory Biomarkers in HIV: Mechanistic Substudy of the REPRIEVE Randomized Clinical Trial

Abstract Importance  Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is increased in people with HIV (PWH) and is characterized by premature noncalcified coronary plaque. In the Randomized Trial to Prevent Vascular […]
January 22, 2024

REPRIEVE Will Forever Change Our Approach to Statin Use in People Living With HIV

By David Alain Wohl, MD While it’s not new, injected, implanted, or even prohibitively expensive, it is the medication studied in the most important HIV-related clinical […]
January 12, 2024

Risk Factors for Clonal Hematopoiesis of Indeterminate Potential in People with HIV: a report from the REPRIEVE Trial

Abstract Key Points Clonal hematopoiesis of Indeterminate Potential (CHIP), the clonal expansion of myeloid cells with leukemogenic mutations, results in increased coronary artery disease (CAD) risk. […]
January 8, 2024

CMV IgG is Associated with Physical Function but not Muscle Density in People with HIV

Abstract Background Cytomegalovirus (CMV) seropositivity is associated with poor outcomes, including physical function impairment, in people without HIV. We examined associations between CMV IgG titer and […]
January 5, 2024

NEJM Journal Watch Infectious Diseases Top Stories of 2023

By Rajesh T. Gandhi The editors present their choices of the most important articles from the year. Read the full article here.
December 15, 2023

British Experts Recommend Statins for All HIV-Positive People 40 and Older

By Liz Highleyman The British HIV Association (BHIVA) now recommends that all people living with HIV who are ages 40 and older should be offered a statin […]
December 12, 2023

BHIVA rapid guidance on the use of statins for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in people living with HIV

November 21, 2023 In cohort studies, compared to the general population or controls without HIV, people living with HIV are at greater risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular […]
November 30, 2023

World AIDS Day: Research from Across Mass General Brigham

November 29, 2023 December 1 marks the 35th commemoration of World AIDS Day, an annual event that reminds us that HIV and HIV-related stigma remain public […]