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Streed, Carl G. Jr.,; Goldstein, Zil; Poteat, Tonia; Mukherjee, Monica; & Radix, Asa (2019). Reply. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, 80(3), e84.


In a recent letter to the editor, Gogia et al present findings from a retrospective study of cardiovascular risk characteristics of transgender women with HIV compared to cisgender men with HIV. They identified and verified HIV status and sex identity of a cohort of 23 transgender women compared with 92 cisgender men matched on sex assigned at birth, age/birth year, and race. Their analysis concluded that transgender women had lower hemoglobin levels and higher rates of anemia with no significant difference in prevalence of traditional cardiovascular risk factors, including hypertension and hyperlipidemia. In addition, they found no statistically significant difference in HIV-specific parameters including currently receiving antiretroviral therapy, CD4 count, and prevalence of undetectable HIV viral load.


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Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome


Streed, Carl G. Jr.,
Goldstein, Zil
Poteat, Tonia
Mukherjee, Monica
Radix, Asa