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Hiv And Emphysema

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Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues in HIV+ Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have
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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
...standard gauge of lung capacity, whereas DLCO is a measurement of diffusing capacity of the lungs and is decreased in patients with emphysema.At the end of two years, the 63 patients displayed marked declines in lung function, going from an... 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 pick, they are all uncomfortable and undignified ways to depart this... Read more »

marijuana (MARIJUANA, 2008)

I no you are sick of this question. But my sister just got DX with Hiv and she is a smoker and has been for 15yrs. She is worried about it worsening her immune system.I no it obviously isn't good but is there been any findings oneway or another to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...marijauna smoke. It also stated the risk of TB, which we all have a higher risk of with impaired immune system is higher, along with emphysema and many other lung problems. Now I do realize the appetite aspect of marijauna is invaluable to... Read more »

Smokin Weed part deux

About your statement that there is no scientific data that smoking marijauna is harmful, ludacris. There may not be any data but I have many friends in their 20's toking away with significant hairloss, I wonder if there is any significant data about...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...do with this topic? Perhaps you meant that my statement that there is no scientific data that smoking marijuana is harmful to HIVers was LUDICROUS!?!? Of course then you immediately go on to state "there may not be any data but . . . ." I could... Read more »
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Smoking cessation & HIV

Posted by beautiful23
...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 candidiasis *AIDS dementia Smoking cessation is highly... Read more »

Smoking Cessation & HIV

Posted by beautiful23
...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 candidiasis *AIDS dementia Smoking cessation is highly... Read more »

Smoking Cessation & HIV

Posted by beautiful23
...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 candidiasis *AIDS dementia Smoking cessation is highly... Read more »

Smoking Cessation & HIV

Posted by beautiful23, 1 Reply
...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 candidiasis *AIDS dementia Smoking cessation is highly... Read more »