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Erectile dysfunction, testosterone deficiency, and risk of coronary heart disease in a cohort of men living with HIV in Belgium

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INTRODUCTION: Erectile dysfunction (ED) is more prevalent in men living with HIV (MLHIV) when compared with age-matched HIV-negative men. This may be related to a premature decline in testosterone levels. In the general population, ED has been associated with an increased risk for coronary heart disease (CHD). AIM: The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of ED, testosterone deficiency, and risk of CHD in a cohort of young to middle-aged MLHIV in Belgium. METHODS: A cross-sectional, observational study among 244 MLHIV attending the outpatient clinic of the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The short version of the international index of erectile function (IIEF-5) questionnaire diagnosed ED (cutoff score
Tijdschrift: Journal of Sexual Medicine
ISSN: 1743-6095
Issue: 7
Volume: 10
Pagina's: 1816-1822
Jaar van publicatie:2013
Trefwoorden:Viral diseases, HIV, AIDS, Health impact, Risk, Impotence, Penis, Testosterone, Coronary heart disease, Cardiovascular diseases, Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM), ITM, Belgium, Europe-West
  • Scopus Id: 84879845788
  • PubMed Id: 23651241