Salinas JL, Rentsch C, Marconi VC, Tate J, Budoff M, Butt AA, Freiberg MS, Gibert CL, Goetz MB, Leaf D, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Justice AC, Rimland D. Baseline, Time-updated, and Cumulative HIV Care Metrics for Predicting Acute Myocardial Infarction and All-Cause Mortality. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. 2016 Aug 18. PMID: 27539575 [PubMed]
After adjustment for cardiovascular risk factors and despite higher mortality, those with HIV (HIV+) have a greater risk of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) than uninfected individuals. We modeled the association of baseline, time-updated, and cumulative measures of HIV-1 RNA, CD4 count, and the VACS Index on AMI incidence and mortality.