Source: NEJM Journal Watch

Compared with the general population or with HIV-uninfected high-risk persons, those living with HIV have higher lifetime risk for cardiovascular disease, which should be addressed as part of HIV management.

Persons living with HIV, even those who are virally suppressed, are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), but little is known about the lifetime CVD risk at the population level. Using a simulation model, investigators estimated the lifetime CVD risk for persons living with HIV who are in care and virally suppressed on antiretroviral therapy (ART).

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