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September 17, 2009

Possible Link to Alleged Heart Disease Risk With Abacavir

"People taking abacavir (found in Ziagen, Epzicom and Trizivir) had a higher risk for endothelial dysfunction—when the cells lining the blood vessels are less able to carry out their functions for processing blood flow, which can lead to heart disease—according to a study published in the September 24 issue of AIDS. Scientists have been looking for the cause of heart attack and heart disease risk associated with abacavir ever since studies first suggested a link."

Read more in POZ, September 17, 2009.