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Smoking After Someone And HIV Transmission Risk

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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 »

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... Read more »

Smoking

My husband been living with hiv for the past 4 years. His health has slowly deteriorated and is... Read more »
Articles
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

... Smoking prevalence is higher among HIV-positive persons than among the general population. In the current study, the researchers sought 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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Way Nervous.. Any thoughts?

Posted by nervous2008, 3 Replies
...pneumonia (BTW - I had pneumonia and pleuracy last summer as well.) I took Levaquin for 10 days and seemed to be ok. I stopped smoking once I got pneumonia. I get sweats every day and night (mostly while I think and worry about the possiblity of... 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 »

Questions about Risks for New Beau?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I am an HIV+ woman who recently met a GREAT HIV- guy. In an emotional release, I disclosed my status to him and he vows to stay by my side 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 »