Systemic inflammation is elevated among both HIV-uninfected and -infected young men who have sex with men

Ethan Morgan, Harry E Taylor, Daniel Timothy Ryan, Richard D'Aquila, Brian Mustanski

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Abstract

Evidence suggests that systemic inflammation increases due to HIV infection. C-reactive protein (CRP), IL-6, and TNF-α values were compared between HIV+ and HIV- young men who have sex with men and transgender women. CRP values were >3 mg/L among 49.8% of participants. HIV status was not significantly associated with CRP nor IL-6. TNF-α was significantly higher among HIV+ participants. These results suggest further study of causes and health consequences of elevated systemic inflammation among this population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAIDS (London, England)
DOIs
StateE-pub ahead of print - Nov 27 2018

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