A US-funded study is recruiting South Africans to help find a way to prevent heart disease among HIV-positive people.
Someone with HIV can have more than double the chance of developing heart disease and strokes as an HIV-negative person.
The trial, funded by the US National Institutes of Health, is recruiting HIV-positive South Africans over 40 to join Americans, Brazilians, Thais and Canadians in the research.
Antiretrovirals offer an almost normal life expectancy to HIV-positive people, but their greater risk of lifestyle disease shortens life expectancy.Katharine Child
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