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Hiv Symptoms In Smokers

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AIDS InfoNet

Smoking and HIV

...found in tobacco, cigarette paper and filters even after they had been burned. Smoking and Risk of Death A recent study found that smoking among people with HIV was linked to a higher rate of death. This was true for current smokers and ex-smokers, The greatest increase in the risk of death -- 60% -- was for cardiovascular (heart) disease and some cancers. How Do I Quit Smoking? Smoking (nicotine) is highly addictive. It is very...
Ask the Experts

Frustrated!! I have so many HIV symptoms

I have been have extremely tired (I guess you would call it a general sense of malaise), had frequent urination issues, and erectile disfunction for the past 8 years. I went to three separate doctors over the past 8 years for full physicals (blood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,So you're sick and tired of being sick and tired? Here's the way I see it (from a cyberspace perspective):1.Your two negative Home Access Tests are definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. I see no reason to test for HIV-2, unless... Read more »

4th post in I think as many days eeks, will donate!

Hi dr!I'm superbly worried hence e many mails I send u i apologise if i seem to overbearing by sending so many mails, things have changed somewhat since my previous post i currently now have cough rn and fever up to 38 degrees celcius, below is e...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Worried,Your fears are unwarranted. Your HIV-acquisition risk (brief unprotected oral, protected vaginal and anal fingering) is extremely low, assuming the latex condom was used properly and didn't break and that the skin on the fingering... Read more »

neuropathy please reply!

Hello,If I was infected 5 years ago could i get neuropathy now. I have been having strange sensations in my feet and legs like pins and needels. This is really at its worse when I sit still when I walk I seem to forget about it and it goes....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
This particular Body forum is exclusively for discussion of the side effects of HIV therapy (antiretroviral medications). Read more »

Please help my friend Doctor Bob

Dearest Dr. Bob,I am living in denmark. In February 2005, I met a German woman online and since then we have been in touch through the phone and online chat. Since we have been in touch constantly, I have seen a change in her health throughout this...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...attention; however, I certainly would not immediately assume her symptoms are HIV related, particularly because she is a "heavy smoker." Just like everyone else, if she's placed herself at risk for HIV, she should certainly be tested. But her... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Cluster Analysis of Drug Use and Sexual HIV Risks and Their Correlates in a Sample of African-American Crack Cocaine Smokers With HIV Infection

... In this cross-sectional study, the researchers sought to classify a sample of HIV-positive African-American crack cocaine smokers into homogenous HIV drug use and sexual risk groups using a two-step multivariate cluster analysis. The subjects... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Motivation and Patch Treatment for HIV-Positive Smokers: A Randomized Controlled Trial

...of smoking abstinence by a third (odds ratio=1.32, 95 percent confidence interval=0.99-1.75). In this sample of HIV-positive smokers, the researchers concluded, ME treatment plus NRT did not improve cessation rates over and above SC treatment... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV-Positive Smokers Considering Quitting: Differences by Race/Ethnicity

...HIV-positive individuals and to identify critical components of a targeted smoking cessation intervention for multi-ethnic HIV-positive smokers." In 444 HIV-positive smokers, differences in baseline characteristics were examined by race. A... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP)

...medications used for PCP treatment. Another way to reduce the risk of PCP is not to smoke, or to stop smoking. HIV-positive smokers develop PCP two to three times faster than HIV-positive people who do not smoke. One study found that ex-smokers... Read more »
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Seeking HIV+ nonsmokers and smokers for NYC study

Posted by notices1
...Are you HIV+? (Earn $250) (mahnattan, brooklyn, queens, bronx) Seeking HIV+ nonsmokers and smokers 18 years or older to participate in a study looking for genetic link to lung disease in Weill Cornell Medical College. Read more »

health study for LGBT smokers

Posted by kickingit
...spread the word.. iQuit: A Quit smoking program for LGBT smokers Do you want to quit smoking? Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco are looking for lesbian, gay, bisexual, Read more »

health study for LGBT smokers

Posted by kickingit
...i found this study for the lgbt community. if you want to quit smoking, ck it out: iQuit: A Quit smoking program for LGBT smokers Do you want to quit smoking? Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco are looking for lesbian,... Read more »

health study for LGBT smokers

Posted by kickingit
...wanna quit? ck out this study: iQuit: A Quit smoking program for LGBT smokers Do you want to quit smoking? Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco are looking for lesbian, gay, bisexual, Read more »