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Title: In the Battle of the Statins, Which Is Better for People With HIV?
Post by: Hep Editors on June 07, 2017, 10:11:41 am
In a major head-to-head study comparing the efficacy of statin medications among people living with HIV, Livalo (pitavastatin) proved superior to Pravachol (pravastatin) on numerous measures, MedPage Today reports.

Publishing their findings in The Lancet HIV, researchers from the randomized, double-blind, active-controlled, Phase IV INTREPID study recruited people with well-treated HIV between the ages of 18 and 70 who had been taking antiretroviral (ARV) treatment for at least six months and had dyslipidemia (abnormally elevated cholesterol or fats in the blood—a condition, researchers said, that may occur in up to 80 percent of people living with HIV).