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June 14, 2009

Enzyme Related to Heart Disease No Higher in HIV-Positive Women

"Good news for HIV-positive women: They are no more likely than HIV-negative women to have elevated levels of plasma homocysteine (HCY), an enzyme associated with coronary heart disease, clogged arteries and strokes, according to a study published in the June issue of The Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. The study also found that current use of antiretroviral (ARV) therapy does not appear to increase HCY levels either."

Read more in POZ, June 12, 2009.