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Metabolic Complications Require Attention During HIV Therapy

KEY POINT

Routine assessment and monitoring are needed to detect emergence of metabolic complications during antiretroviral therapy, and specific treatments should be undertaken if these occur.

SOURCES

Schambelan M et al. Management of metabolic complications associated with antiretroviral therapy for HIV-1 infection: recommendations of an International AIDS Society–USA Panel. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2002;31:257–75.

Lakka H-M. The metabolic syndrome and total and cardiovascular disease mortality in middle-aged men. JAMA. 2002;288:2709–16.