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December 17, 2009

Heavy drinking increases cardiovascular disease risk for men with HIV

"Heavy drinking increases the risk of cardiovascular disease for men with HIV, US investigators report in an article published in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.

"'Hazardous drinking and alcohol abuse or dependence were significantly associated with an increased prevalence of cardiovascular disease as compared with infrequent or moderate drinkers', comment the investigators. ...

"'The effect of alcohol [in causing illnesses] may be more pronounced among those infected with HIV', conclude the investigators."

Read more in Aidsmap, December 15, 2009.