Non-Statin Cholesterol Meds Associated With Less Death in People With HIV

Non-Statin Cholesterol Meds Associated With Less Death in People With HIV

They then put all this data together and looked for trends in mortality associated with certain treatments for heart disease. And while 42% of participants had ever taken a lipid-lowering therapy of any kind, ongoing use varied by type of therapy. In the end, people who had taken any lipid-lowering therapy in the past year saw their risk of death drop by 41%. And almost all the participants were men; women living with HIV have higher rates of heart attack than their peers. The REPRIEVE study, a randomized controlled trial of statin use in people with HIV, is underway and will provide more information.

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