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Opinion: Cardiovascular disease: the next great challenge for HIV care

As people infected with HIV live longer, cardiovascular disease has begun to emerge as a particularly troubling health problem for them.

On the first World AIDS Day in 1988, the outlook was bleak for people living with this strange, new, and deadly disease. Few could imagine the amazing progress to come in HIV treatment that has allowed millions of people around the world to live longer and healthier lives. The remarkable successes in treating HIV have led to a new challenge: Age-related chronic conditions have become a growing problem among people living with HIV in the United States and are poised to become a serious problem globally.

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