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Abacavir Linked to Heart Disease, Stroke, Tenofovir to Heart Failure, in Large US Study

Posted on Sunday, July 31, 2011

Cardiovascular disease

Keith Alcorn
Published: 06 May 2011

A large study of US patients with HIV has concluded that people taking abacavir had an increased risk of heart disease and stroke, but also found a modestly increased risk of heart failure in people taking tenofovir.

The study, which analysed patient data from the Veterans Administration Clinical Case Registry, was published this month in the journal AIDS.