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Can You Get Hiv From Smoking

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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 likely to smoke than healthy people.
Ask the Experts

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
...cigarettes greatly increases the risk for a large number of cancers and heart disease which are major threats to the health/life of HIV+ persons in the era of effective therapy. Smoking can be a major cause of health problems in HIV+ persons so... 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 second."What are you comments...
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 Read more »

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 it that he...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...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. Smoking increases the risk of... 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 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
...serious chronic illnesses, including cardiovascular disease and cancer. In the early years of the epidemic, many people with HIV/AIDS assumed there was little point in worrying about chronic progressive diseases, since they probably would not... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV and Smoking: Burning Up Lives

... "The culture of AIDS is a culture of smoking. While around 22 percent of Americans smoke, a recent study showed that up to 66 percent of people with 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 Read more »
The Body PRO

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

...deaths. This gave us a rate of death of 13.8 per 1,000 person-years of follow-up. We found the most common causes of death were AIDS-related deaths -- despite this being a cohort who were attending regularly for care, and despite the fact that... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada Study Finds Link Between Smoking Crack, HIV

...not known. Engaging in unprotected sex during drug binges could also be a factor, they said. Downtown Eastside has the highest HIV/AIDS rate in Canada. The study's finding "points to the urgent need for evidence-based public health initiatives... Read more »
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Smoking cessation & HIV

Posted by beautiful23
...medical complications, such as: *bacterial pneumonia *HIV related pulmonary emphysema * hairy leukoplakia *oral candidiasis *AIDS dementia Smoking cessation is highly recemmended for people with HIV, particularly if t cell count is below 200. ... Read more »

Smoking Cessation & HIV

Posted by beautiful23
...medical complications, such as: *bacterial pneumonia *HIV related pulmonary emphysema * hairy leukoplakia *oral candidiasis *AIDS dementia Smoking cessation is highly recemmended for people with HIV, particularly if t cell count is below 200. ... Read more »

Smoking Cessation & HIV

Posted by beautiful23
...medical complications, such as: *bacterial pneumonia *HIV related pulmonary emphysema * hairy leukoplakia *oral candidiasis *AIDS dementia Smoking cessation is highly recemmended for people with HIV, particularly if t cell count is below 200. ... Read more »

Smoking Cessation & HIV

Posted by beautiful23, 1 Reply
...medical complications, such as: *bacterial pneumonia *HIV related pulmonary emphysema * hairy leukoplakia *oral candidiasis *AIDS dementia Smoking cessation is highly recemmended for people with HIV, particularly if t cell count is below 200. ... Read more »