Journal Article

Association of Vitamin D Insufficiency with Carotid Intima-Media Thickness in HIV-Infected Persons

Andy I. Choi, Joan C. Lo, Kathleen Mulligan, Amanda Schnell, S. Craig Kalapus, Yongmei Li, Peter W. Hunt, Jeffrey N. Martin, Steven G. Deeks and Priscilla Y. Hsue

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 52, issue 7, pages 941-944
Published in print April 2011 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online April 2011 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciq239
Association of Vitamin D Insufficiency with Carotid Intima-Media Thickness in HIV-Infected Persons

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We observed an independent association between vitamin D insufficiency and higher carotid intima-media thickness in a cross-sectional analysis of 139 HIV-infected persons. If confirmed, these findings support a clinical trial of vitamin D supplementation to reduce cardiovascular events in HIV-infected persons.

Journal Article.  2200 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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