Heart attack risk increased among people with HIV and hepatitis C as they aged

The risk of heart attack was about 30% higher with each decade of age as people with HIV got older. However, that risk increased 85% with each decade among people who also have untreated hepatitis C, according to a new analysis of more than 23,000 people receiving HIV treatment in North America. These findings indicate HIV and hepatitis C status, as well as more traditional heart disease risk factors, should be considered to decrease heart attack risk.