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Smoking After Someone Worried I Have HIV

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Smoking and HIV

Why Is Smoking More Dangerous for People With HIV? What Are the Risks of Smoking? How Do I Quit Smoking? The Bottom Line For More Information Why Is Smoking More Dangerous for People With HIV? People with HIV disease are more likely to smoke than healthy people. Smoking can interfere with normal lung function in healthy people. In people with HIV, smoking can make it more difficult to fight off serious infections. People with HIV...
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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
Hi,I hope you realize your post probably just sent hundreds of readers out to their local cigar shops at closing time hoping for a similar experience. Your roulette analogy is a good one in that it emphasizes that each spin of the wheel gives... Read more »

Marijuana smoking and Hiv Testing

Hi Dr Bob, I have e-mailed you before and I have never gotten a response. I know you get a million questions a day, but could you please help answer mine. I am a regular marijuana smoker who is about to get my 3 month antibody test done in 3 weeks....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Stoner,I haven't answered your previous questions, because I've already answered many very similar questions and those responses are readily available in the archives. I'll post a sampling below. So rather than sparking doobie... 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...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Smokey the Bear,Actually several recent studies support my position by suggesting cigarette smoking does indeed have a greater negative impact on us HIVers than on our neggie counterparts! I'll post below details from some of these... Read more »
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.You want to know if smoking "cigratte" "afftect" HIV blood test? You need to spend less time smoking and more time spellchecking! Cigarettes will not affect HIV test results; however, they will kill you in a very painful... Read more »
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Must read for all you HIV worry warts

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My story begins almost 4 years ago. I was going through a divorce which changed my outlook on life. I didn't care about anything anymore. I drank heavily and felt sad and lonely. Well I met a friend got drunk and had unprotected sex with her... Read more »

Worried about HIV from fist fight and braces

Posted by worriedboy4321
Hi,
Last year on march a bunch of gangsters or hooligans attacked me and a few friends.
One of them punched me at the side of my face.My braces gave me a cut inside my mouth,at the cheek area.The cut was quite deep and it extended to the corner of my... Read more »

Smoking Cessation & HIV

Posted by beautiful23, 1 Reply
Did you know..

People with HIV have higher smoking rates than the general population?

People with HIV who smoke are more likely to have HIV medical complications, such as:
*bacterial pneumonia
*HIV related pulmonary emphysema
* hairy leukoplakia
*oral... Read more »

Smoking Cessation & HIV

Posted by beautiful23
Did you know..

People with HIV have higher smoking rates than the general population?

People with HIV who smoke are more likely to have HIV medical complications, such as:
*bacterial pneumonia
*HIV related pulmonary emphysema
* hairy leukoplakia
*oral... Read more »