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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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HIV Positive and smoke marijuana

Im 28 yrs old and diagnosed since last year currently startting the treatment of Sustiva and Truvada, also I smoke pot..gets me hungry and takes away the side effects too. my question is if is possible of any complications while doing this...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
There are no known drug interactions between those HIV meds and marijuana.... Read more »

Smoking and HIV

Hello,Thank you for responding to my previous questions. When I was diagnosed in October, I quit smoking by using the patch. I have been off the patch completely since January, yet over the past few weeks I have experienced very strong cravings....
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I can't specifically answer the question about CD4 cells and cigarettes. But, as far as I am concerned even one or two cigarettes a day would not be a good thing. So, you need to work on the cravings without restarting the cigarettes.... Read more »

HIV meds/herbal meds/smoking?

I am currently on Combivir and Viracept and I am trying to find a way to quit smoking. I have heard a lot of news about Zyban to help quit smoking. Can Taking Zyban or another kind of inhibitor to help quit smoking have interactions with my...
Rick Stryker, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Rick Stryker, M.D., M.P.H.

University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine
Zyban is prescription drug than can help some folks stop smoking, and probably could be used by someone like yourself under the right circumstances. Monitoring by a physician is necessary. It is the same drug as the antidepressant known as... Read more »

Smoking Pot affecting HIV meds

Hi, Dr. BobMy lover is HIV+ for over 10 years now (I'm negative). He's undetectible and his t cell count is 278. He smokes marajuana several times a day. I would definitely say he's a major stoner. I'm curious to know what...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Lorenzo,Wow, is your lover Willie Nelson? Bill Maher? No matter. There is no significant drug-drug (or drug-"herb") interaction between Mary Jane and HIV meds. That said, extremely heavy use can pose other problems, such as irritation... Read more »
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HIV meds and SMOKING

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
Snippett from POZ Magazine... Poz.com

What a Drag: Smoking and HAART Butt Heads

by Nicole Joseph



May 10, 2006Smoking is bad for your healththats not news. But the nearly 70% of people with HIV who light up on a regular basis might be interested to know... 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 »

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 »