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AIDS Risk Smoking After Someone

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HIV risk and cancer diseases (smoking)

Dear Dr. Conway!My question is very simple but also very interesting on how humans feel the potential risk for something. Both unsafe sex and smoking are very dangerous activities but it seems to me and others that many people fears more to get HIV...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...benefit of the activity balanced against the risk. With sex, there is clear short term gratification balnced against a low risk of a long-term negative outcome. This is a combiantion of risk and reward that makes it the most difficult to... Read more »

Smokey The Bear (SMOKING and HIV, 2009)

Hey Doc.,I'm positive, a bit overweight (a bear, lol), and I smoke cigaretts. Do I really have to... Read more »

breakthru comethru!!!

i was diagnosed aprox a year ago, i've since became undetectable, given birth to my son and... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Smoking-Related Health Risks Among Persons With HIV in the Strategies for Management of Antiretroviral Therapy Clinical Trial

... Smoking prevalence is higher among HIV-positive persons than among the general population. In the current study, the researchers sought Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Is Smoking Tobacco an Independent Risk Factor for HIV Infection and Progression to AIDS?

... The authors undertook a systematic review of studies examining tobacco smoking as a risk factor for HIV seroconversion or progress to AIDS. They identified six studies in which HIV seroconversion was an outcome Read more »
The Body PRO

HIV on Par With Smoking, Diabetes as Risk Factor for Atherosclerosis, Large Study Finds

...When we started to look at the factors that were associated with this, we found that smoking was associated with an increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease and non-AIDS malignancies. We find that lower BMIs [body mass indexes] were... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Smoking Cessation Reduces CVD Risk in HIV

... The risk of cardiac events drops sharply when HIV-positive smokers quit, mirroring what is seen in people not infected with the virus, according Read more »
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weed

Posted by obione_kanobi, 4 Replies
...is it true that smoking weed can mess with the medication i have just started takin i dont drink acohol and weed is my only vice i need to know if Read more »

HIV meds and SMOKING

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...than seven years on treatment and were 36% more likely to get AIDS-related diseases than their non-smoking peers. While the risk of AIDS-related death was no different, the smokers were 53% more likely to die overall. The effects of smoking on... Read more »

Questions about Risks for New Beau?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...accepted and loved. I have a few questions I was hoping you could answer as, naturally, this new fellow is concerned about HIS risks. Now, we can have sex with a condom and it's still considered a potential risk..but is there any way we can... Read more »

HIV & AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 10 Replies
...I don't live with AIDS and I don't know anyone with it but I'm going to write this anyway. I donot feel sorry for the thousands of teens and adults Read more »