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AIDS InfoNet

Smoking and HIV

...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 disease are now...
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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 »

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 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
...Good question. I have not seen much on that. Second hand smoke is a risk factor for increased risk for some forms of cancer, lung problems and heart disease. Since those conditions may also 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 positive...
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 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

...among people with HIV/AIDS is two to three times higher. The author of the current study cited discovery research showing that smokers with HIV/AIDS are more likely "to be nonadherent to treatment, have a greater chance of being diagnosed with an... 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 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 to preliminary data presented at the recent 17th Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada Study Finds Link Between Smoking Crack, HIV

...injection drug users (IDUs) in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. When the study began in 1996, only 11.6 percent of the IDUs smoked crack daily, and researchers saw no evidence that smoking the drug was associated with HIV incidence. The mean... 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 pneumonia *HIV related pulmonary emphysema * hairy... 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... 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... 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... Read more »