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August 10, 2010

Many patients with HIV could benefit from aspirin to reduce cardiovascular risk "Almost a third of HIV-positive patients could benefit from aspirin treatment to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease, Spanish investigators argue in the August 15th edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.

"Researchers from the Hospital Gandia, applied recently published guidance on aspirin use for primary prevention of diseases such as heart attack and stroke to their clinic population. They found that “aspirin would be indicated in 30.8% of the patients…yet only 2 patients were taking the medication.”"