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HAART can increase blood pressure

KEY POINT

Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART)—three or more antiretrovirals including either a protease inhibitor (PI) or nonnucleoside reductase inhibitor (NNRTI)—increased systolic or diastolic blood pressure (BP) by 10 mm Hg or resulted in a new diagnosis of hypertension among 21% of patients studied in a recent observational study.