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Starting HIV treatment with a CD4 cell count below 350 associated with a key marker of cardiovascular risk

<p>By Michael Carter</p>


May 25, 2012

Starting HIV treatment with a CD4 cell count below 350 cells/mm3 may increase the long-term risk of cardiovascular disease, US research published in AIDS suggests. Investigators found that men who started therapy with a CD4 cell count below this threshold had much poorer endothelial function, a key measure of vascular health, than individuals who started treatment when their CD4 cell count was above 350 cells/mm3.

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