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AIDS InfoNet

Smoking and HIV

... Why Is Smoking More Dangerous for People With HIV? What Are the Risks of Smoking? How Do I Quit Smoking? The Bottom Line For More Information Why Is Smoking More Dangerous for People With HIV? People with HIV disease are more
Ask the Experts

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 quit? Hell, I'm already HIV positive, aren't my Marlboros now a rather minor issue??? I'm doing OK on my HIV meds. My HIV doc hasn't mentioned my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Smokey the Bear,Actually several recent studies support my position by suggesting cigarette smoking does indeed have a greater negative impact on us HIVers than on our neggie counterparts! I'll post below details from some of Read more »

Smoking and Hiv positive

I was recently diagnosed with HIV and smoke about 10 cigs. a day. The HIV doctor stated that any health care provider is going to say to stop smoking, and I am trying, but until then is it going to kill me? My cd4 is in the 700 and vl is 23000
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Smoking cigarettes greatly increases the risk for a large number of cancers and heart disease which are major threats to the health/life Read more »

Stop Smoking Aids

I am preparing to quit smoking and have tried all the past available medications and cessation. I would like to use Chantix, the new stop smoking aid. Are there any studies on Chantix and HIV Meds? My physician does not want me to use it until he...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...are no known drug interactions with Chantix - even with drugs also eliminated through the kideny.It is important that you stop smoking. There are no studies of interactins between aspirin or Tylenol and HIV meds but we feel comfortable using... Read more »

relationship between HIV & Secondhand Smoke

How does secondhand smoke affect and HIV+ individual?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...factor for increased risk for some forms of cancer, lung problems and heart disease. Since those conditions may also be seen in HIV+ persons (perhaps at a higher rate than in the general population) I would guess that the negative health... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Connecting Discovery and Delivery: The Need for More Evidence on Effective Smoking Cessation Strategies for People Living With HIV/AIDS

... Compared to the general population's smoking rate of 19.8 percent, smoking prevalence among people with HIV/AIDS is two to three times higher. The author of the current study Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Smoking Tobacco and HIV

... If you have HIV or AIDS and smoke cigarettes, you put extra stress on your body. Smoking weakens your immune system, making it harder to fight off deadly infections like fungal thrush, oral hairy leukoplakia (caused Read more »
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

HIV/AIDS Epidemiology: Education, Age and Drinking Associated With Smoking Status in HIV/AIDS

...Scientists at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston conducted a study"to describe smoking prevalence and smoking behavior in a multiethniclow-income HIV/AIDS population. A cross-sectional design was used. The studysite Read more »
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Smoking Cessation & HIV

Posted by beautiful23, 1 Reply
...Did you know.. People with HIV have higher smoking rates than the general population? People with HIV who smoke are more likely to have HIV medical complications, such as: *bacterial Read more »

Smoking Cessation & HIV

Posted by beautiful23
...Did you know.. People with HIV have higher smoking rates than the general population? People with HIV who smoke are more likely to have HIV medical complications, such as: *bacterial Read more »

Smoking cessation & HIV

Posted by beautiful23
...Did you know.. People with HIV have higher smoking rates than the general population? People with HIV who smoke are more likely to have HIV medical complications, such as: *bacterial Read more »

Smoking Cessation & HIV

Posted by beautiful23
...Did you know.. People with HIV have higher smoking rates than the general population? People with HIV who smoke are more likely to have HIV medical complications, such as: *bacterial Read more »