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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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Stopped in to smoke a cigar and ended up getting mine smoked

Hi Dr. Bob,I am a long time fan of you and this site. Thanks for everything you do. Just made a $100 donation. I stopped in at our local cigar shop near closing time, picked out one of my favorites ended up getting a unprotected BJ from the young...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I hope you realize your post probably just sent hundreds of readers out to their local cigar shops at closing time hoping for a similar experience. Your roulette analogy is a good one in that it emphasizes that each spin of the wheel gives... Read more »

smoking and HIV

I recently read in a response to a posted letter that you said it was important for people with HIV to quit smoking. Isn't this advisable of people in general and not just relegated to people with HIV, or is there something unique for HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Is it advisable for everyone to quit smoking? Absofrickinlutely. Smoking will indeed kill you. Smoking-induced emphysema, lung cancer, heart attack, stroke . . . take your pick, they are all uncomfortable and undignified ways to depart this... Read more »

Smoking & HIV

Smoking&HIVIs smoking with HIV harmful to the immune system, or does it matter about the amount of smoking one does?...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
Smoking is bad for you, especially if you have HIV (duhhh). We try hard to help people quit.There are a number of specific issues for people with HIV. Studies have shown that people with HIV who smoke have more pneumonias, and more severe pneumonias... Read more »

What is the percentage of chance that HIV coud be spread through sharing smoking pipes/nasal tooters

I have been looking for recent, accurate information regarding the likelihood of HIV being transmitted from one person to another via shared smoking pipes and/or nasal tooters. Could you please provide me with the percentages of chance, and more...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,Here's the thing: you're not finding information about this kind of transmission because it really doesn't happen.For someone to get HIV, there needs to be a body fluid with HIV (blood, semen, breast milk, or... Read more »
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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 »

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 pneumonia
*HIV related pulmonary emphysema
* hairy leukoplakia
*oral... Read more »