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Invited Commentary
April 22, 2013

Getting to the Heart of HIV and Myocardial Infarction: Comment on “HIV Infection and the Risk of Acute Myocardial Infarction”

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: HIV Molecular Research Group, School of Medicine and Medical Science, University College Dublin, and Department of Infectious Diseases, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.

JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(8):622-623. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.264

For people infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) with access to antiretroviral therapy (ART), the benefits, particularly for those with low CD4+ T-cell counts, have been clearly established.1 Management strategies have shifted firmly toward earlier HIV diagnosis to reduce HIV-related morbidity alongside increased ART access to maximize its benefits with a view to mitigating the potential detrimental effects of HIV infection on overall lifelong survival.

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