The American Heart Association and American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM) have created hivandyourheart.org to help people living with HIV make changes to improve their heart health and overall wellness.
The website features informative videos from healthcare providers, a wellness checklist, an HIV quiz and personal stories from patients and behavioral change coach Michael Patterson. HIV and Your Heart also has an application for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The interactive tracking tool helps patients define their goals and begin the steps needed to make changes. It's also confidential. The desktop icon is labeled "Your Heart" and the information you enter may be password-protected.
Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of death in HIV patients. As people live longer with HIV, infection and immunodeficiency disorders such as heart disease are important health concerns and causes of late morbidity and mortality.
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