Multidisciplinary Collaborative Integrated Management of Increasingly Prominent HIV Complications in the Post-cART Era

L Lin; TS Li


HIV Medicine. 2020;21(11):683-691. 

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Incidence and Risk Factors of Diabetes/Impaired Fasting Glucose Tolerance in PLWH

Elevated plasma glucose is involved in myocardial infarction and stroke, and the incidence of myocardial infarction and stroke is increased among PLWH; therefore, diabetes is a particular concern in an HIV infection.[33] The incidence of diabetes and impaired fasting glucose among PLWH receiving cART in China was higher than that of healthy people, at 2.62 and 35.64 per 100 person-years, respectively. It is important for clinicians to note that there may be an increased risk of glycaemic disorders among PLWH in China, especially those who are older, have HIV/HBV coinfection, or have high baseline fasting glucose levels.[34]