Marissa Diggs

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 […]
November 16, 2023

Use of statins in individuals with HIV and low cardiovascular risk: the next stop along the route to optimized risk management

By Iulia Filip The puzzle of cardiovascular (CV) risk reduction in people with HIV (PWH) is a hard one to solve in the absence of CV risk […]
November 15, 2023

Pitavastatin lowers plaque volume, progression in lower-risk patients with HIV

By Erik Swain Pitavastatin lowered noncalcified plaque volume and reduced risk for plaque progression compared with placebo in patients with HIV at low to moderate risk […]
October 4, 2023

For people with HIV, statins show 35 percent drop in heart attack risk

By Linda Searing Although people living with HIV have a greatly increased risk for cardiovascular issues, such as blocked arteries, heart attacks and stroke, new research has found […]
September 28, 2023

Biological and Clinical Implications of the VEGF Coreceptor Neuropilin-1 in HIV

Abstract Plasma VEGF coreceptor neuropilin-1 (NRP-1) had the largest association with coronary plaque in the Randomized Trial to Prevent Vascular Events in HIV (REPRIEVE) proteomics analysis. […]