Incidence of diabetes mellitus and obesity and the overlap of comorbidities in HIV+ hispanics initiating antiretroviral therapy

Angelina Gomes, Emily V. Reyes, L. Sergio Garduno, Rita Rojas, Geraldine Mir Mesejo, Eliza Del Rosario, Lina Jose, Carmen Javier, Catherine Vaughan, Yeycy Donastorg, Scott Hammer, Karen Brudney, Barbara Taylor

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Background Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a leading health threat for HIV+ patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART); cardiometabolic comorbidities are key predictors of risk. Data are limited on incidence of metabolic comorbidities in HIV+ individuals initiating ART in low and middle income countries (LMICs), particularly for Hispanics. We examined incidence of diabetes and obesity in a prospective cohort of those initiating ART in the Dominican Republic. Methods Participants 18 years, initiating ART <90 days prior to study enrollment, were examined for incidence of impaired fasting glucose (IFG), diabetes mellitus (DM), overweight, and obesity. Fasting plasma glucose (FPG) 100-125mg/dl defined IFG; FPG 126 mg/dl, diagnosis per medical record, or use of hypoglycemic medication defined DM. Overweight and obesity were BMI 25-30 and 30kg/m2 , respectively. Dyslipidemia was total cholesterol 40mg/dl or use of lipid-lowering medication. Framingham risk equation was used to determine ten-year CVD risk at the end of observation. Results Of 153 initiating ART, 8 (6%) had DM and 23 (16%) had IFG at baseline, 6 developed DM (28/1000 person-years follow up [PYFU]) and 46 developed IFG (329/1000 PYFU). At baseline, 24 (18%) were obese and 36 (27%) were overweight, 15 became obese (69/1000 YFU) and 22 became overweight (163/1000 PYFU). Median observation periods for the diabetes and obesity analyses were 23.5 months and 24.3 months, respectively. Increased CVD risk (10% 10-year Framingham risk score) was present for 13% of the cohort; 79% of the cohort had 1 cardiometabolic comorbidity, 48% had 2, and 13% had all three. Conclusions In this Hispanic cohort in an LMIC, incidences of IFG/DM and overweight/obesity were similar to or higher than that found in high income countries, and cardiometabolic disorders affected three-quarters of those initiating ART. Care models incorporating cardiovascular risk reduction into HIV treatment programs are needed to prevent CVD-associated mortality in this vulnerable population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere0160797
JournalPLoS One
Volume11
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2016

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
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Gomes, A., Reyes, E. V., Garduno, L. S., Rojas, R., Mesejo, G. M., Rosario, E. D., Jose, L., Javier, C., Vaughan, C., Donastorg, Y., Hammer, S., Brudney, K., & Taylor, B. (2016). Incidence of diabetes mellitus and obesity and the overlap of comorbidities in HIV+ hispanics initiating antiretroviral therapy. PLoS One, 11(8), [e0160797]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0160797