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October 11, 2010

Low CD4 cell count associated with heart attack in patients with HIV

aidsmap: "A low CD4 cell count is associated with an increased risk of heart attack for patients with HIV, US investigators report in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. Even after taking into account traditional risk factors for cardiovascular disease, a CD4 cell count under 200 cells/mm3 was associated with a significantly increased risk of incident heart attack."