ABSTRACT: Highly active antiretroviral therapy has dramatically reduced morbidity and mortality among patients who are HIV-positive. A retrospective review of the authors’ data separated subjects into cohorts based on HIV status and matched them for age and gender. The authors’ data reveal a higher fraction of venous ulcers compared with a lower fraction of pressure ulcers in the seropositive population.
Alexander McMeeking, MD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, New York. In Kim, BS, is a medical student at New York University School of Medicine, New York. Frank Ross, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at New York University School of Medicine, New York. Elizabeth A. Ayello, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CWON, ETN, MAPWCA, FAAN, is Faculty, Excelsior College, School of Nursing, Albany, New York. Harold Brem, MD, FACS, is Chief, Division of Wound Healing and Regenerative Medicine, Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, New York. Patrick Linton, MD, is Faculty, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York. Daniel K. O’Neill, MD, is Associate Director, Adult Offsite Anesthesia Services, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York. Dr Ayello has disclosed that she is a member of the board of the World Council of Enterostomal Therapists; is a consultant to Calmoseptine; was a consultant to Coloplast, Smith & Nephew, and Mölnlycke; is a member of the speakers’ bureau for Hill-Rom; was a member of the speakers’ bureau for PharMerica and Healthpoint; is remunerated by Hill-Rom for educational presentations; and is remunerated as Course Coordinator by the International Interprofessional Wound Care Course at New York University Langone Medical Center. Dr Brem has disclosed that his institution has received grant funding from the National Institutes of Health and National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
The remaining authors have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article. This research was supported by the National Institute of Health/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; Grant K24 DK090135.
Submitted January 22, 2014; accepted in revised form April 2, 2014.