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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 likely to smoke than healthy people. Smoking can interfere with normal lung function in healthy people. In people with HIV, smoking can make it more difficult to fight off serious infections. People with HIV...
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HIV and smoking?

My son is HIV positive and healthy. He has all good habits except for smoking - he hasn't quit yet and he is 3 years into being positive. I think because he feels so healthy that he doesn't think this will be harmful - how important is...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
It is important for everyone to quit smoking. Smoking is right up there among the dumbest things that humans do. Smoking accelerates progression of HIV infection to AIDS. Smoking causes lung cancer, and especially so in people with HIV infection.... Read more »

HIV and smoking? Risk?

I posted an earlier question but if I had a sore in my mouth. After smoking the blunt I licked my lips several times and a put my tongue on the mouth sore. Did I make the risk go higher by doing that? I really need to go get tested. What's the...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:HIV is not transmitted via inanimate objects like this. You were not at risk.In health,Richard... Read more »
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.You want to know if smoking "cigratte" "afftect" HIV blood test? You need to spend less time smoking and more time spellchecking! Cigarettes will not affect HIV test results; however, they will kill you in a very painful... Read more »

HIV in a smoke filled environment

I had read, from a supposed health "expert" from Columbia Universisty that, "HIV is a fragile organism, and its survival outside the body in the smoky air of a bar is estimated by scientists to be just a fraction of a...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. Put very simply, HIV does not survive outside the body for more than a few minutes, regardless of how much smoke is in the air. In addition, HIV is not transmitted through airborne contact (breathing it in, coughing,... Read more »
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HIV meds and SMOKING

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
Snippett from POZ Magazine... Poz.com

What a Drag: Smoking and HAART Butt Heads

by Nicole Joseph



May 10, 2006Smoking is bad for your healththats not news. But the nearly 70% of people with HIV who light up on a regular basis might be interested to know... 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 pneumonia
*HIV related pulmonary emphysema
* hairy leukoplakia
*oral... 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 pneumonia
*HIV related pulmonary emphysema
* hairy leukoplakia
*oral... 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 pneumonia
*HIV related pulmonary emphysema
* hairy leukoplakia
*oral... Read more »