for people ages 40 years and up (full criteria)
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Joseph Ladapo (ucla) William Cunningham (ucla)



Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality among people living with HIV. Recent studies have demonstrated that patients with HIV experience a 50-100% increased risk of myocardial infarction and stroke compared to HIV-uninfected persons. They also face higher risks of stroke, sudden death, and heart failure. However, evidence-based statin therapy—which is safe in this population and highly effective at reducing cardiovascular risk—is under-prescribed. The investigators propose a multi-level intervention to increase evidence-based statin prescribing by addressing barriers at these levels. The implementation intervention includes two strategies: (1) tailored education at the leadership, provider, and patient levels, and (2) behavioral economics-informed feedback for providers.

Official Title

Behavioral Economics and Implementation Research to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk in HIV-Infected Adults


HIVCardiovascular DiseasesKnowledge assessmentEducation InterventionProvider Feedback


You can join if…

Open to people ages 40 years and up

  • age ≥ 40 years
  • have been diagnosed with HIV
  • LDL ≥ 190, diabetes and LDL ≥ 70
  • or 10-year ASCVD risk ≥ 7.5%
  • or history of heart attack, stroke, or peripheral vascular disease
  • care for patients with HIV at least 1/2 day each week (physicians)
  • work at participating clinics (physicians)

You CAN'T join if...

  • unable to provide written, informed consent
  • not at participating clinic

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University of California, Los Angeles
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