Cardiovascular risks in HIV: interview with Dr. Steven Grinspoon from Harvard Medical School

The Forum for Collaborative HIV Research held an open meeting in Washington, DC last week to discuss cardiovascular risk in HIV. The meeting featured experts from FDA, EMA (FDA’s European equivalent), academia, industry and community groups. Dr. Steven Grinspoon, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, spoke at the meeting about the clinical implications of the findings.

In this podcast interview Dr. Grinspoon discusses the following topics:

  • Why the topic of cardiovascular risk in HIV is coming up for discussion now
  • The magnitude of the risk and how it varies by age and sex
  • The role of traditional risk factors (such as smoking) and non-traditional factors
  • Implications for HIV patients and their physicians

A transcript of the interview is available here.

June 28, 2010

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