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

I. De Ryck, D. Van Laeken, L. Apers, R. Colebunders

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Abstract

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
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Sexual Medicine
Volume10
Issue number7
Pages (from-to)1816-1822
Number of pages7
ISSN1743-6095
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Viral diseases
  • HIV
  • AIDS
  • Health impact
  • Risk
  • Impotence
  • Penis
  • Testosterone
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM)
  • ITM
  • Belgium
  • Europe-West

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