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doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000000181
Research Letters

Decreasing cardiovascular risk in HIV infection between 2005 and 2011

De Socio, Giuseppe V.a; Parruti, Giustinob; Ricci, Elenac; Maggi, Paolod; Celesia, Benedetto M.e; Penco, Giovannif; Martinelli, Caniog; Franzetti, Marcoh; Di Biagio, Antonioi; Bonfanti, Paoloj; Pucci, Giacomok; Schillaci, Giuseppek; for the CISAI study group

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Cardiovascular risk profile was compared in 765 Italian HIV-infected outpatients enrolled in 2005 and in 765 individually age-matched and sex-matched patients enrolled in 2011. Median Framingham risk score was 8.6% in 2005 vs. 7.9% in 2011 (P = 0.04); metabolic syndrome was present in 40.3% vs. 33.4% (P = 0.006). Blood glucose, triglycerides, prevalence of smokers, and lipodystrophy were all significantly lower in 2011 (all P <0.0001). Cardiovascular risk improved over a 6-year period in Italian HIV-infected patients.

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