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Risk Of HIV Transmission From Smoking After Someone

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HIV risk and cancer diseases (smoking)

Dear Dr. Conway!My question is very simple but also very interesting on how humans feel the potential risk for something. Both unsafe sex and smoking are very dangerous activities but it seems to me and others that many people fears more to get HIV...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...Life is a series of risks that are taken or not by people as a function of the pleasure or benefit of the activity balanced against the risk. With sex, Read more »

wisdom teeth and cunnilingus

hello,I performed cunnilingus on a girl who i believe could be infected with HIV and i know that... Read more »

All of the symptoms - none of the risk?

Recently I noticed swollen and now painful lymph nodes in the neck, white tongue and pain in my... Read more »
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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 Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Smoking-Related Health Risks Among Persons With HIV in the Strategies for Management of Antiretroviral Therapy Clinical Trial

...population. In the current study, the researchers sought to determine smoking-related hazard ratios (HRs) and population-attributable risk (PAR) percentage for serious clinical events and death among HIV-positive persons. For 5,472... Read more »
The Body PRO

HIV on Par With Smoking, Diabetes as Risk Factor for Atherosclerosis, Large Study Finds

...When we started to look at the factors that were associated with this, we found that smoking was associated with an increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease and non-AIDS malignancies. We find that lower BMIs [body mass indexes] were... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Smoking Might Increase Risk of Contracting HIV, Study Says

... Smoking might increase the risk of contracting HIV, according to a study published in the Aug. 21 online edition of the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections Read more »
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Desperately seeking answers

Posted by scared_stiff_to, 5 Replies
...off it and it did not expose any blood nor ooze any liquid - another scab never formed. I wrote this incident off as a low-risk exposure, and vowed never to put myself at such risk again. Soon after I met a lovely woman who I know has tested... Read more »

Questions about Risks for New Beau?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...accepted and loved. I have a few questions I was hoping you could answer as, naturally, this new fellow is concerned about HIS risks. Now, we can have sex with a condom and it's still considered a potential risk..but is there any way we can... Read more »

HIV meds and SMOKING

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...than seven years on treatment and were 36% more likely to get AIDS-related diseases than their non-smoking peers. While the risk of AIDS-related death was no different, the smokers were 53% more likely to die overall. The effects of smoking on... Read more »

General questions

Posted by movingon, 3 Replies
hey all, its lostnscared again. I have a few questions about a few general things. After being diagnosed , i quit coffee. But recently i started getting heade aches, i think from withdrawel, so the past few days i have been having one coffee in... Read more »