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Probability Of Getting AIDS From Smoking After Someone

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AIDS InfoNet

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...better your health is overall, the better you can deal with HIV. Be sure to get regular medical and dental checkups, and get treatment for conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol. If you can avoid smoking, drinking too much alcohol, recreational drug use and sexually transmitted diseases, you will probably find your HIV easier to control. Using Drugs to Fight HIV Although there are many different medications that...
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Smoking

My husband been living with hiv for the past 4 years. His health has slowly deteriorated and is wasting. he smokes quite a bit and ocassionally takes alchohol. What are the effects of smoking?? his CD4 count has gone down to 12.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...have recently been approved by the FDA. With aggressive therapy your husband may be able to improve significantly.Regarding smoking, the major side effect is death. Simply put, smoking kills. It's particularly dangerous for HIVers to smoke,... Read more »

Smoking

Could you post or repost the article on smoking ! It was not there...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the risk of heart attack for men and increases womens risk six-fold. Smoking also doubles the risk of stroke and increases the likelihood of peripheral vascular disease and aortic aneurysm. Women over age 35 who use oral contraceptives and smoke... Read more »

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
...risk of false-positive HIV-antibody tests and the statistical risk of getting HIV from unprotected insertive oral sex with a smoking hot cigar-shop gal are both extremely low. The difference would be in potential consequences. If you were to get... 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
...the risk of heart attack for men and increases womens risk six-fold. Smoking also doubles the risk of stroke and increases the likelihood of peripheral vascular disease and aortic aneurysm. Women over age 35 who use oral contraceptives and smoke... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Recreational Drugs and HIV

... How Does Recreational Drug Use Affect HIV? Drugs And Getting Infected With HIV Drug Use And HIV Disease Drug Interactions The Bottom Line For More Information Read more »
The Well Project

Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

...make their lives better. Many HIV-positive people make favorable changes such as breaking bad habits like drinking too much or smoking. As serious as the diagnosis is, there is good reason to have hope that your life will be full and healthy.... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...a healthy diet, see a dietician if you need help with this Get regular exercise Keep your weight down Give up smoking It may also be a good idea to get a BIA (Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis).A BIA is an easy and painless test... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...Moral judgments prevent women from getting the chance to learn healthy baby and self-care skills." reducing or stopping smoking, drinking alcohol and using street drugs finding healthy ways to deal with stress putting together a... Read more »
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I need some help understanding!

Posted by proxywife, 3 Replies
...I received a call from my ex-husband/best friend saturday that he is HIV positive. He has been positive for about six months and has been afraid to tell me. I have been crying non-stop, we have three Read more »

tested positive today

Posted by rabbithole, 7 Replies
...myself that I'm not going to let the disease take over my life. A part of me is thinking that I am in denial, that the 2nd HIV test that I'm waiting for is going to prove that I was falsely positive. Hopeful but not likely. I need to find... Read more »

Just notified today I tested positive for HIV

Posted by spike, 19 Replies
...My health department contacted me, before my doctor today at work. I found out the HIV test I took came back postive. I am so afraid!. I don't want to go to sleep. I know I will discuss this with my personal doctor Read more »

rec drugs and hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...salut! I have an ex who tested hiv + about 1.5 years ago. What troubles me is that he seems to be treating his body as if he does not have a serious disease. He Read more »