Khambaty T, Stewart JC, Gupta SK, Chang CH, Bedimo RJ, Budoff MJ, Butt AA, Crane H, Gibert CL, Leaf DA, Rimland D, Tindle HA, So-Armah KA, Justice AC, Freiberg MS. Association Between Depressive Disorders and Incident Acute Myocardial Infarction in Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Infected Adults: Veterans Aging Cohort Study. JAMA cardiology. 2016 Aug 24. PMID: 27557332 [PubMed]
With the advent of highly effective antiretroviral therapy and improved survival, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected people are living longer and are now at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). There is an urgent need to identify novel risk factors and primary prevention approaches for CVD in HIV. Although depression is prevalent in HIV-infected adults and is associated with future CVD in the general population, its association with CVD events has not been examined in the HIV-infected population.