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Does Smoking Make It Worse When You Have Hiv

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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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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 be seen in HIV+ persons (perhaps at a higher rate than in... 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 »

Peripheral Neuropathy, it is getting worse!

I am a long term survivor (positive in 86 and AIDS diagnosis in 1991.) I had problems with peripheral neuropathy back when I was taking ddI, d4T, ddc and hydroxy urea. It went away about a year after going off of the hydroxy urea and the D drugs....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Peripheral neuropathy remains a frustrating problems for many patients.I assume you have seen a neurologist and /or pain clinic to try to optimize pain control and look for any complicating factors? In some cases I have tried (if possible) to switch... Read more »

Smoking is bad

doctor is it necessary to stop smoking,drinking alcoholfor a person who was infected by hiv+?...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Smoking is one of the worst things one can do from a health perspective (standing in front of a train is worse though) and should be stopped. Alcohol is ok in moderation. Anyone with a history of a drinking problem should abstain completely and get... Read more »
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is aids way worse than hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
everything i read or at least the best news relates to hiv it says nothing about AIDS. Read more »

Athlete's foot getting worse due to hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I've had athletes foot ever since I've been young. My feet always crack and peel. If you were infected with hiv after 13 weeks would it cause your foot problem to get worse? I am noticing more peeling lately. 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 »

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 »