Marissa Diggs

September 12, 2023

For ‘Silver Tsunami’ With H.I.V., New Hope for Healthy Aging

By Benjamin Ryan A recent study showed that a statin drug significantly lowered the risk of heart attacks and strokes among middle-aged and older people with […]
August 17, 2023

Preventing HIV’s Collateral Cardiovascular Damage

People living with HIV have increased risk for cardiovascular disease (and other diseases of aging) earlier in life than those without HIV. In this episode of […]
August 4, 2023

Statins and HIV: how can the REPRIEVE findings be implemented in the real world?

By Liz Highleyman Findings from the landmark REPRIEVE trial, which tested a daily statin medication for people living with HIV, were presented on Monday at the 12th […]
August 4, 2023

Pitavastatin Prevented Cardiovascular Events in People with HIV

By Rajesh T. Gandhi A randomized trial demonstrates that even those PWH at low-to-moderate risk for cardiovascular disease benefit from starting pitavastatin. Read the full article […]
August 4, 2023

REPRIEVE Trial Highlights Shift in HIV Care from ID to General Medicine

By Paul Sax The biggest news this week at the 12th IAS Conference on HIV Science here in Brisbane, Australia, was the results of REPRIEVE, a large […]
July 31, 2023

Hepatic steatosis and NAFLD are common and associated with cardiometabolic risk in a primary prevention cohort of people with HIV

Abstract Background Hepatic steatosis, including non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), is common among people with HIV (PWH). We present baseline steatosis prevalence and cardiometabolic characteristics among […]
July 26, 2023

‘Guideline-Changing’ Data Show Statin Cuts Cardiovascular Health Events Substantially in People With HIV

By Larry Buhl A triumphant mood was evident at a session of the 12th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Science during which a panel […]
July 26, 2023

Statin Cuts Cardiovascular Risk for People With HIV

By Liz Highleyman REPRIEVE trial finds pitavastatin reduced the risk of heart attack, stroke and other major cardiovascular events by 35%. Read the full article here.
July 26, 2023

A Statin a Day Keeps Heart Trouble Away for Those With HIV

By Cara Murez Heart disease is a high risk for people with HIV, but a new study finds that taking statins significantly reduces the risk of […]