Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research

ISSN: 2155-6113

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Sashindran VK

Department of Internal Medicine, AFMC, Pune, Maharashtra, India

  • Research Article   
    Cardiac Autonomic Dysfunction in Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infected Patients: A Cross Sectional Study
    Author(s): Sashindran VK, Nagesh IV*, Vivek Aggarwal and Anadakrishnan U

    Background: Neurological complications involving central and peripheral nervous system are well described but there is paucity of literature on involvement of autonomic nervous system. HIV patients on ART have a higher prevalence of symptoms due to dysautonomia in comparison to normal individuals. Aims and objectives: To study the prevalence of cardiac autonomic dysfunction in PLHA (People living with HIV/ AIDS) with and without antiretroviral treatment. Methodology: It is a cross sectional study. The subjects are broadly divided into 3 categories with 25 patients in each group. PLHA on ART, PLHA not on ART and healthy controls. Observation and results: Three patients from ART group two from ART naïve group had symptoms of syncope. There was a significant difference between.. Read More»

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