Marissa Diggs

November 14, 2022

Increased prevalence of clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential amongst people living with HIV

People living with human immunodeficiency virus (PLWH) have significantly increased risk for cardiovascular disease in part due to inflammation and immune dysregulation. Clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate […]
November 14, 2022

Benefits and risks of statin therapy in the HIV infected population

Purpose of review HIV-infected patients face an increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), estimated at 1.5 to 2-fold as compared to HIV uninfected persons. This review […]
November 14, 2022

Statins for primary cardiovascular disease prevention among people with HIV: emergent directions

Purpose of review While people with HIV (PWH) are living longer due to advances in antiretroviral therapy, recent data have demonstrated an increased risk of cardiovascular […]
November 14, 2022

Diet Quality is Suboptimal or Poor in Large Proportion of Global Population with HIV

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November 14, 2022

Sex-specific Mechanisms Contributing to Myocardial Infarction Risk Among People With HIV

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September 27, 2022

Sex-Differences in Subclinical Atherosclerosis and Systemic Immune Activation/Inflammation among People with HIV in the U.S.

Abstract Background Among people with HIV (PWH), sex-differences in presentations of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) may be influenced by differences in coronary plaque parameters, immune/inflammatory biomarkers, […]
September 1, 2022

Cytomegalovirus Immunoglobulin G (IgG) Titer and Coronary Artery Disease in People With Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

Abstract Background Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is thought to result in increased immune activation in people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV, PWH). Although some data have linked […]
August 11, 2022

Diet in a Global Cohort of Adults with HIV at Low to Moderate Traditional Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Abstract Objective To characterize diet quality across a global cohort of people with HIV (PWH). Design Cross-sectional analysis. Methods Leveraging REPRIEVE data from baseline across five Global Burden […]
December 15, 2017

Follow YOUR Heart: development of an evidence-based campaign empowering older women with HIV to participate in a large-scale cardiovascular disease prevention trial

Background: Women’s under-representation in HIV and cardiovascular disease (CVD) research suggests a need for novel strategies to ensure robust representation of women in HIV-associated CVD research. […]