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January 19, 2011

Stroke rate is climbing in HIV-positive people "They reported in the online edition of the journal Neurology that, in the general population, the incidence of stroke fell 7%, from 998,739 cases in the first year of the study to 926,997 cases in the final year. During the same time period, however, the incidence of stroke among HIV-positive people rose about 60%, from 888 cases to 1,425. Moreover, all of the increase was in ischemic stroke -- strokes caused by blood clots in the brain -- and none in strokes caused by bleeding."