Association of hepatitis C virus and HIV infection with subclinical atherosclerosis in the women's interagency HIV study

Phyllis C. Tien, Michael F. Schneider, Stephen R. Cole, Mardge H. Cohen, Marshall J. Glesby, Jason Lazar, Mary Young, Wendy MacK, Howard N. Hodis, Robert C. Kaplan

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Whether hepatitis C virus coinfection might accelerate atherosclerosis in HIV-infected individuals is unclear. We examined the relationship of HIV and hepatitis C virus with carotid artery intima media thickness and the presence of carotid plaques in the Women's Interagency HIV Study. Hepatitis C virus infection was not associated with greater carotid artery intima media thickness after adjustment for demographic and traditional cardiovascular risk factors. Further follow-up is needed to clarify whether HIV/hepatitis C virus coinfection may be associated with a greater risk of carotid plaque.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1781-1784
Number of pages4
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - Aug 24 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases

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