CROI 2013: HIV and Aging -- Are People with HIV at Greater Risk for Heart Disease and Cancer? [VIDEO]


Keri Althoff from the VA Medical Center and George Washington University Medical School described findings from a study looking at risk of non-AIDS conditions such as cardiovascular disease and cancer at the 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2013) this month in Atlanta.

Summarizing her findings at a CROI press conference, Althoff said that HIV positive men do appear to have higher rates of these comorbidities, but they do not occur at earlier than they do in HIV negative people.

[Keri Althoff speaks at CROI 2013 press conference, Atlanta, March 4, 2013]

SEE ALSO: CROI 2013: HIV+ Men at Increased Risk for Co-morbid Conditions Regardless of Age



K Althoff, C Wyatt, C Gibert, et al. HIV+ Adults Are at Greater Risk for Myocardial Infarction, Non-AIDS Cancer, and End-stage Renal Disease, but Events Occur at Similar Ages Compared to HIV Adults. 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2013). Atlanta, March 3-6, 2013. Abstract 59.