Baseline 10-year cardiovascular risk scores predict cognitive function in older persons, and particularly women, living with HIV infection.


Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and associated comorbidities increase the risk of cognitive impairment in persons living with HIV (PLWH). Given the potential composite effect of multiple cardiovascular risk factors on cognition, we examined the ability of the Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease (ASCVD) risk score and the Framingham Heart Study Global CVD risk score (FRS) to predict future cognitive function in older PLWH.