HIV may be risk factor in heart failure

HIV may be risk factor in heart failure

Patients with HIV infection without a prior history of coronary heart disease may be at a higher risk of developing heart failure.

“Heavy alcohol consumption, which is more prevalent among HIV-infected people, is also an established risk factor for heart failure,” the study authors write.

Adeel A. Butt from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and colleagues analyzed data from HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected veterans enrolled in the Veterans Aging Cohort Study Virtual Cohort, the journal Archives of Internal Medicine reports.

The objective was to determine whether HIV infection was independently associated with an increase risk of heart failure (HF), according to a Pittsburgh statement.

A total of 8,486 patients were included in the analysis, of whom 2,391 were HIV- infected and 6,095 were HIV-uninfected. During the median (midpoint) 7.3 years of follow-up, there were 286 new heart failure events and 1,096 deaths.

“Participants with HIV infection were more likely to have Hepatitis C virus co-infection and cocaine abuse or dependence and higher reported rate of current smoking, but were less likely to have hypertension or diabetes,” the authors report.

Compared with HIV-uninfected veterans, those who were HIV-infected had an increased risk of heart failure, and this association was also present among veterans who did not have a coronary heart disease event or a diagnosis related to alcohol abuse or dependence before the heart failure event.

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  • Actually an HIV could possibly know if an HIV + has an inoeitntn to infect, 1st) He knows he is an HIV + but he never tell the truth just to have fun or do something with you, Like He never have the inoeitntn but he doesn't care at all he cares is to use you or have fun with you,2nd) Take the fact that Everyone who are HIV should not have sex with another for about upto 6 month'sto maintain the HIV status, Like A had sexual contact with B, their both HIV / They can have sexual contact with others like A + C or B + C as long as 6 month's is done. If A + C their both HIV , But they had sexual contact with, In less than 6 month's.Then they could be possibly both HIV + or the other could get this by a chance of 70%,Since A had contact with B before,Or other chances is Direct contact with a HIV + to HIV = Both will be possitive..An HIV + could know that he has this infection but will never tell it to anyone even for the one he love because he is af…

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  • AFAICT you've covered all the bases with this ansewr!

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