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What Is The Risk Of Smoking After Someone

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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 »

Peg and Smoking Risks

We are currently preparing to start the new PEG Interferon alfa-2b plus Ribavirin Study we recieved... Read more »

Marijuana: Tea vs Smoking

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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 »
Project Inform

Smoking Nearly Triples the Risk of Death

...Canada, results from the five-year FRAM study showed that current smoking, as well as older age, significantly increased the risk of death in people living with HIV. Although the study examined many factors related to disease progression and... 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 »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Smoking Cessation Lowers Cardiovascular Risk

...non-smoking year, to 3.00-fold after 1-2 years, and finally to 2.07-fold after more than three years -- still about twice the risk of life-long nonsmokers. Looking at a broader endpoint of cardiovascular disease, current smokers had 2.19-fold... Read more »
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pothead

Posted by livinghappy, 1 Reply
...so smoking pot everyday helps me ease my pain ive been a pothead since i was 13 but since ive found out im pos i smoke everyday never been Read more »

weed

Posted by obione_kanobi, 4 Replies
...is it true that smoking weed can mess with the medication i have just started takin i dont drink acohol and weed is my only vice i need to know if 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
...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 »