Higher atherosclerosis risk seen in children with HIV

12/5/2012 | U.S. News & World Report

An analysis of data on 300 children and adolescents found those who were HIV-positive were more than twice as likely to develop atherosclerosis compared with their healthier peers. Researchers also found HIV-positive children require cholesterol-lowering drugs and a healthy lifestyle to reduce the risk of early death associated with cardiovascular disease. The findings were to be presented at the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging meeting.

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