People infected with HIV can now live long, healthy lives — so long as they don’t have a heart attack.
Cardiovascular problems among HIV patients are emerging as the latest threat they face and a major challenge for medical experts, whose success using antiretroviral drugs to prolong patients’ lives has given rise to new risks.
“When I first started taking care of patients in the 1980s they virtually would all die, but now they’re living and getting complications from the disease, the most prominent of which is cardiovascular disease,” said Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.Meredith Cohn
The Baltimore Sun
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