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Human immunodeficiency virus--does it lead to any diseases besides aids?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Yes

In addition to causing aids, we now know that HIV also increases chronic inflammation and immune activation, which can increase the risk of complications like coronary heart disease, malignancies, decreased bone density, and cognitive dyfunction.
There is a lot of interest now in HIV as a cause of earlier complications of the aging process.

In brief: Yes

In addition to causing aids, we now know that HIV also increases chronic inflammation and immune activation, which can increase the risk of complications like coronary heart disease, malignancies, decreased bone density, and cognitive dyfunction.
There is a lot of interest now in HIV as a cause of earlier complications of the aging process.
Dr. Joel Gallant
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