Systemic inflammation is elevated among both HIV-uninfected and HIV-infected young MSM

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

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Abstract

: Evidence suggests that systemic inflammation increases due to HIV infection. C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin (IL)-6 and tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α values were compared between HIV-positive and HIV-negative young MSM and transgender women. CRP values were more than 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-positive participants. These results suggest the need for further study of the causes and health consequences of elevated systemic inflammation among this population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)757-759
Number of pages3
JournalAIDS (London, England)
Volume33
Issue number4
Early online dateNov 27 2018
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 15 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases

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