People with HIV are only at a higher risk of getting Diabetes primarily because of the medications
People who are HIV positive can be at a higher risk of diabetes but also tend to have more lifestyle risk factors for diabetes generally.
The liver is essential for effectively processing treatments for HIV.
The liver is one of the most important and largest organs in your body. It has been described as the body's 'chemical processing plant'. It plays a key role in food metabolism and digestion, in producing immune system proteins and importantly for people with HIV, in the breaking down of prescription and other drugs, and alcohol.
People with HIV tend to smoke more than the general population. This is one of the main reasons why people with HIV are at a higher risk from a range of diseases.