What Can People Living With HIV Do About High Cholesterol?

It’s important for people living with HIV (PLHIV) to find knowledgeable HIV providers to assist them in monitoring their health as there are other medical issues, beyond t-cell counts and viral load, that may be of concern for them. Adult PLHIV may be at increased risk for coronary heart disease due to many factors, including the effects of older age, as well as long-term exposure and side effects to antiretroviral therapies (ARVs). These medications can, in some instances, cause high cholesterol levels.