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HIV/AIDS

20 January 2011

People with HIV have high stroke risk

People infected with the Aids virus may be three times more likely to suffer a stroke than people not infected, researchers have said.

People infected with the Aids virus may be three times more likely to suffer a stroke than people not infected, US researchers said.

"Generally speaking, strokes in patients with HIV are not common, so the rise is notable," said Dr Bruce Ovbiagele of the University of California, US, and the VA San Diego Healthcare System, whose study appears in the journal Neurology.

 

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