The Scientific World Journal

HIV Infection and Cardiovascular Disease

Publishing date
11 Oct 2013
Submission deadline
02 Aug 2013

Lead Editor

1Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil

2Department of Infectious Diseases, Fann University Teaching Hospital, Dakar, Senegal

3HIV/AIDS Department, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

4Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

5Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

HIV Infection and Cardiovascular Disease


HIV infection has become a chronic condition. The increase in life expectancy, concomitant with longer duration of exposure to HAART, and characteristics of unhealthy lifestyles are likely to increase the rate of cardiovascular events. There are some developing countries that provide free HAART for the entire population of HIV-infected people, and those countries are the most vulnerable to maintaining a nondescending rate of cardiovascular mortality. Brazil is an example of a developing country that made the epidemiological transition, has high mortality rate from cardiovascular disease, and HAART is offered in the public health system. The association between HIV infection and cardiovascular disease has been investigated in a nonsystematic way, and there is lack of information with an overview of this new scenario in cardiovascular disease.

In this special issue, we intend to portray the association of HIV infection with cardiovascular disease among Brazilians, focusing on risk factors for cardiovascular disease among HIV-infected patients, HCV coinfection and cardiovascular disease, treatment with different antiretroviral drug combinations and cardiovascular disease, the impact of interventions to minimize the risk of cardiovascular disease, and impact of public health policies to control the consequences of HIV infection on the burden of CVD. We believe that the overall picture might provide a full spectrum of cardiovascular disease among patients infected by HIV and the initiatives to control or prevent its impact.

We invite authors to contribute with original research articles as well as systematic review articles including Brazilian data. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Prevalence and incidence of CVD among HIV-infected population
  • Comparison of prevalence or incidence for CVD between HIV-infected and uninfected populations
  • Risk factors to CVD among HIV-infected patients
  • Comparison of risk factors for CVD among HIV and uninfected populations
  • HIV-HCV and CVD coinfection
  • Population attributable risk to risk factors for CVD on CVD among HIV- infected populations
  • Population attributable risk to HIV infection and HAART on CVD
  • New markers of CVD on HIV- and HIV-HCV-infected populations
  • Mortality for CVD among HIV-infected patients
  • Efficacy of behavioral interventions to prevent CVD in HIV-infected populations
  • Cost-effectivity of CVD prevention among HIV-infected patients
  • Cost-effectivity of CVD among HIV-infected population to the public health system

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  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 252463
  • - Editorial

HIV Infection and Cardiovascular Disease

Sandra C. Fuchs | Marina Beltrami-Moreira | ... | Marco Vitoria
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 864962
  • - Research Article

The Economic Burden of HIV/AIDS and Myocardial Infarction Treatment in Brazil

Denizar Vianna Araújo | Luciana Bahia | Steffan Frosi Stella
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 969281
  • - Clinical Study

Cardiovascular Risk Assessment: A Comparison of the Framingham, PROCAM, and DAD Equations in HIV-Infected Persons

Max Weyler Nery | Celina Maria Turchi Martelli | ... | Marília Dalva Turchi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 169825
  • - Research Article

Association of Blood Pressure and Hypertension with Alcohol Consumption in HIV-Infected White and Nonwhite Patients

Maria Leticia R. Ikeda | Nêmora T. Barcellos | ... | Sandra C. Fuchs
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 163418
  • - Research Article

Risk of Coronary Heart Disease among HIV-Infected Patients: A Multicenter Study in Brazil

Sandra C. Fuchs | Paulo R. Alencastro | ... | Marilia D. Turchi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 608415
  • - Research Article

Genetic Markers Associated to Dyslipidemia in HIV-Infected Individuals on HAART

Rosmeri K. Lazzaretti | Aline S. Gasparotto | ... | Vanessa S. Mattevi
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