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Smoking After Someone Risk Of Getting HIV

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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 »

HIV and cardiac risks

I have never smoked and do not have a weight problem. The tread mill and home gym gets used... 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... Read more »
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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 »
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Is Smoking Tobacco an Independent Risk Factor for HIV Infection and Progression to AIDS?

... The authors undertook a systematic review of studies examining tobacco smoking as a risk factor for HIV seroconversion or progress to AIDS. They identified six studies in which HIV seroconversion was an outcome measure. Read more »
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I will get HIV?

Posted by feelalive, 1 Reply
...his viral load is low and CD4 is high.On sunday i was on emergency hospital and they give me PEP. My question is, what is the risk for me to take HIV from that guy? I repeat, we made only oral sex, and he rimming me. Im just afraid of rimming... 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 »

what are the odds ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I had risky sex with 2 men in the gay community. I was both a top and a bottom for both guys and all sex was unprotected. what are the Read more »

Worried, what is my risk?

Posted by worriedman, 2 Replies
...Dear All, I'm deeply worried and please help me to evaluate my risk. One week ago I was in an Asian country. I went to KTV with two of my friends. We had three girls that worked in the KTV with Read more »