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AIDS InfoNet

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
Ask the Experts

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 hasn't mentioned my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...serious chronic illnesses, including cardiovascular disease and cancer. In the early years of the epidemic, many people with HIV/AIDS assumed there was little point in worrying about chronic progressive diseases, since they probably would not... Read more »

Smoking and Hiv positive

I was recently diagnosed with HIV and smoke about 10 cigs. a day. The HIV doctor stated that any health care provider is going to say to stop smoking, and I am trying, but until then is it going to kill me? My cd4 is in the 700 and vl is 23000
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Smoking cigarettes greatly increases the risk for a large number of cancers and heart disease which are major threats to the health/life Read more »

Second Hand Smoke & Resistance

Hi Doctor:Is it possible to develop drug resistance if exposed to second hand smoke from cigarettes and marijuana? When I go out to clubs on the weekends sometimes, my clothes are smelling of smoke when I get back home. And can you tell me what...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...general health is a small but real increase in your risk of lung cancer (due to second hand smoke).If, on the other hand, you are smoking cigarettes, or smoking marijuana, or using alcohol heavily, and/or using other recreational drugs, then you... Read more »

relationship between HIV & Secondhand Smoke

How does secondhand smoke affect and HIV+ individual?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...factor for increased risk for some forms of cancer, lung problems and heart disease. Since those conditions may also be seen in HIV+ persons (perhaps at a higher rate than in the general population) I would guess that the negative health... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Connecting Discovery and Delivery: The Need for More Evidence on Effective Smoking Cessation Strategies for People Living With HIV/AIDS

... Compared to the general population's smoking rate of 19.8 percent, smoking prevalence among people with HIV/AIDS is two to three times higher. The author of the current study cited discovery research showing that smokers with HIV/AIDS are 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 Well Project

Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...foods (carbohydrates), such as bread, potatoes, rice, and corn. See a registered dietitian to help you plan your meals. Many AIDS service organizations have registered dietitians on staff who will see you free of charge. Sometimes, despite diet... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...a healthy diet, see a dietician if you need help with this Get regular exercise Keep your weight down Give up smoking It may also be a good idea to get a BIA (Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis).A BIA is an easy and painless test... Read more »
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pot to help?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Just wondering how many people use medical marijauna to help with depression, eating whatever... I've been using it for awhile now and I think it helps but 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 Read more »

Smoking Cessation & HIV

Posted by beautiful23
...medical complications, such as: *bacterial pneumonia *HIV related pulmonary emphysema * hairy leukoplakia *oral candidiasis *AIDS dementia Smoking cessation is highly recemmended for people with HIV, particularly if t cell count is below 200. ... 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 Read more »