Risk factor stratification for ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes may be useful in people with HIV

Takeaway

  • Risk factors for development of ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes differed in people living with HIV (PLWHIV) and were mostly consistent with those of the general population.

Why this matters

  • Stroke risk factor stratification for ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes is useful in the general population, but it has not been studied in PLWHIV.

  • Understanding stroke risk factors in PLWHIV will help individualize and optimize stroke prevention and management in this population.