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  Conference on Retroviruses
and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)
February 22-25, 2016, Boston MA
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Design, implementation, and findings of next generation stroke adjudication in HIV
  "In addition to traditional risk factors, HIV-specific factors, specifically lower CD4 count and higher viral load were associated with higher stroke risk (see Table 2)......Traditional risk factors such as smoking and diabetes were associated with stroke risk (see Table 2).....Strokes occurred in the setting of illicit drug use in 19% and infection in 20%.....PLWH who had a stroke in the setting of drug use or infection were younger (mean age 42, SD 7) than those who did not (mean age 50, SD 10), p<0.001.......The case-fatality rate was 9%....Demographic and clinical characteristics of those with and without a stroke are described in Table 1".....looking at Table 2 Blacks had higher rate for stroke
Reported by Jules Levin
CROI 2016 Feb 22-24 Boston
H.M. Crane1, F. Chow2, K.J. Becker1, C.M. Marra1, J.R. Zunt1, E.L. Ho1,3, R. Kalani1, A. Huffer1, R.M. Nance1, J.A.C. Delaney1,G. Burkholder4, R.D. Moore5, W.C. Mathews6, J.J. Eron7, D.R. Drozd1, M.M. Kitahata1, M.S. Saag4, D.L. Tirchwell1
1University of Washington, Seattle, WA; 2University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; 3Swedish Neuroscience Institute, Seattle, WA;4University of Alabama Birmingham, Birmingham, AL; 5Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; 6University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA;7University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC