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October 15, 2010

Negative Influence of HIV Infection on Day-Night Blood Pressure Variability

JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: "Conclusions: HIV infection per se negatively affects circadian BP [blood pressure] rhythm. These findings, obtained in subjects without major CV [cardiovascular] risk factors and antiretroviral naive, suggest that day-night BP changes may play a role in the HIV-related increase in CV risk."