Risk of peripheral artery disease in human immunodeficiency virus infected individuals

Kevin Belgrave, Kashif Shaikh, Matthew J. Budoff


According to the report from the World Health Organization (WHO), 1.8 million individuals become HIV infected every year (1). Several studies have demonstrated higher incidence, prevalence and progression of subclinical atherosclerosis in HIV infected individuals as compared to general population despite optimal control of traditional risk factors (2,3).