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 […]
May 3, 2023

Daily Statin Trial for People With HIV Halted Early for Clear Benefit

By Emily Harris People with HIV and a low to moderate traditional risk of cardiovascular disease who took a daily 4-mg dose of pitavastatin reduced their risk […]
April 13, 2023

Statin Reduces Cardiovascular Risk for People With HIV

By Liz Highleyman Large trial finds that pitavastatin lowered the risk for major cardiovascular events by 35%. Read the full article here.
April 13, 2023

Statin Primary Prevention Trial in HIV Halted for Efficacy

By Megan Brooks An international clinical trial testing statin therapy for primary cardiovascular prevention in people living with HIV has been stopped early due to strong […]
April 13, 2023

REPRIEVE Stopped: Big MACE Reductions With Statins in HIV+ Subjects

By Shelley Wood HIV is merely a “risk modifier” in current guidelines; these results pave the way for a new primary-prevention indication for statins. Read the […]
April 5, 2023

Identification of pre-infection markers and differential plasma protein expression following SARS-CoV-2 infection in people living with HIV

Abstract Background Mechanisms contributing to COVID-19 severity in people with HIV (PWH) are poorly understood. We evaluated temporal changes in plasma proteins following SARS-CoV-2 infection and […]
March 13, 2023

New insights into how patient factors and COVID-19 infection affect antibody responses in people with HIV

Press Release from Massachusetts General Hospital Read the full feature here.
March 1, 2023

Coronary Artery Plaque Composition and Severity Relate to the Inflammasome in People with Treated HIV

Abstract Inflammasome activation is increased in people with HIV (PWH), but its relationship with coronary plaque is poorly understood in this setting. In a large HIV […]
February 27, 2023

Changes in Body Mass Index with Longer-term Integrase Inhibitor Use: a Longitudinal Analysis of REPRIEVE data

Abstract Weight gain with longer-term INSTI-based regimens remains unknown. Over 2-years of follow-up in REPRIEVE, INSTI use was associated with weight gain among those on an […]
February 27, 2023

Impact of host factors and COVID-19 infection on the humoral immune repertoire in treated HIV

Abstract People with HIV (PWH) appear at higher risk for suboptimal pathogen responses and worse COVID-19 outcomes, but the effects of host factors and COVID-19 on […]