HIV and HCV Coinfection Raises Heart Attack Risk as People Age

HIV and HCV Coinfection Raises Heart Attack Risk as People Age

People living with HIV face a rising likelihood of heart attacks as they age, and this risk is magnified if they also have hepatitis C virus (HCV), according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The good news is that managing traditional cardiovascular risk factors, keeping HIV under control and getting treated for hepatitis C can reduce the risk. As people with HIV live longer thanks to effective treatment, they are more likely to develop …