Detroit, Michigan 48202

  • HIV


The purpose of this study is to find out if starting anti-retroviral therapy (ART) above 500 cluster-of-differentiation-4 (CD4)+ cells/milliliter (mL) ('early ART group') is better at reducing the stiffness of arteries than waiting to start ART until the CD4+ drops below 350 cells/mL ('deferred ART group'). Artery stiffness has been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular (heart) disease, and could be useful as an earlier indicator of heart disease. In this study, the stiffness of arteries will be measured at study entry, months 4, 8, 12, and annually thereafter, using a tonometer on the participant's forearm.


Inclusion Criteria: - Simultaneous co-enrollment in the START study - Signed informed consent Exclusion Criteria: - Inability to ascertain waveform measurements that can be analyzed, i.e. atrial fibrillation



Primary Contact:

Study Chair
Jason V Baker, MD
University of Minnesota

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Detroit, Michigan 48202
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source:

Date Processed: June 24, 2021

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