Published in AIDS Weekly, July 24th, 2006
"Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) is increasing in incidence in persons with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It is not known whether the morbidity and mortality rate of ASCVD is similarly increasing among patients with HIV end-stage renal disease (ESRD), who are living longer since the initiation of newer therapeutic regimens in 1997.
"We conducted a population-based study of 8,312 HIV ESRD patients enrolled in the U.S. Renal Data System from 1987 to 2001. We determined the incidence of fatal and nonfatal ASCVD events stratified by date...
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