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HIV and Atherosclerosis: Moving From Associations to Mechanisms and InterventionsHIV and Atherosclerosis

Judith S. Currier, MD, MSc; and James H. Stein, MD
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From David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; and University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin.

Potential Conflicts of Interest: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M14-0378.

Requests for Single Reprints: Judith S. Currier, MD, MSc, Center for Clinical AIDS Research and Education, University of California, Los Angeles, 9991 West Pico Boulevard, Suite 980, Los Angeles, CA 90035; e-mail, jscurrier@mednet.ucla.edu.

Current Author Addresses: Dr. Currier: Center for Clinical AIDS Research and Education, University of California, Los Angeles, 9991 West Pico Boulevard, Suite 980, Los Angeles, CA 90035.

Dr. Stein: Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine Division, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 600 Highland Avenue, G7/341 CSC (MC 3248), Madison, WI 53792.


Ann Intern Med. 2014;160(7):509-510. doi:10.7326/M14-0378
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In this issue, Post and colleagues explore whether HIV infection or its treatment increases a person's risk for coronary artery disease and other chronic illnesses. The editorialists discuss the strengths of the study and the prevalence of noncalcified plaque in those infected with HIV. To ensure the best long-term outcomes for this vulnerable population, the authors call for continued diligence in ongoing treatment efforts.

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