People infected with HIV are at risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). This study will evaluate the use of pitavastatin to reduce the risk of CVD in adults infected with HIV who are on antiretroviral therapy (ART).Is Livalo (pitavastatin) a good option for people with HIV?
May be a good option for people with HIV who take antiretoviral therapies (ARTs) such as atazanavir, darunavir/ritonavir, and lopinavir/ritonavir You'll still need to eat a low-fat diet and exercise regularly to get the full benefit of Livalo (pitavastatin)Do statins work for people with HIV?
Statins work to lower heart disease risk by both lowering cholesterol levels and by targeting immune activation. Since people with HIV experience persistent immune activation, it is likely an even more important cause of heart disease than in people without HIV.How many mg of Livalo (pitavastatin) should I take?
What is Livalo (pitavastatin) used for? The typical starting dose for Livalo (pitavastatin) is 2 mg by mouth once a day, with a maximum of 4 mg daily. Is Livalo (pitavastatin) better than other statins?