Antivirals dangerous to heart?

December 2007
Echo Magazine;12/13/2007, Vol. 19 Issue 7, p32
The article discusses the finding of cardiologist Myron Licht that antiviral HIV medication increases the possibility of obtaining heart disease. Licht discovered that anti-retroviral medication increases triglycerides in the human body, which increases risk factors for metabolic syndrome. The article describes Licht's recommendation to the GLBT community to obtain a cardiologist, to measure T-4 counts, viral loads, and lipids, and to engage in exercise.


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