Short Communication: Comparison of Calculated Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (LDL-C) Values in HIV-Infected and HIV-Uninfected Men Using the Traditional Friedewald and the Novel Martin-Hopkins LDL-C Equations

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The Martin-Hopkins equation used to calculate low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) is more accurate than the traditional Friedewald equation, especially at higher triglyceride levels, which are more common in people with HIV (PWH). Thus, using LDL-C values calculated by the Martin-Hopkins equation may improve clinical care of PWH.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)176-179
Number of pages4
JournalAIDS research and human retroviruses
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2020



  • HIV
  • Hypertriglyceridemia
  • LDL-C
  • Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol
  • Martin-Hopkins LDL-C equation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Virology
  • Infectious Diseases

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