Risks Of Smoking Pot With An Hiv-positive Person

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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

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
...cigarettes greatly increases the risk for a large number of cancers and heart disease which are major threats to the health/life of HIV+ persons in the era of effective therapy. Smoking can be a major cause of health problems in HIV+ persons so... 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 hasn't mentioned my...
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 Read more »

Life expectancy of an HIV positive person on treatment

How many years does an HIV positive patient on HIV treatment survive?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...year old to live 40 more years), other factors (use of IV drugs or presence of hepatitis C/smoking et cetera), and success of HIV treatment (suppressed virus and CD4 count > 500). One study predicted a 37-38 year survival for a non IV drug using... 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 »
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

Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

...stigma. Don't settle for, "You're lucky, this is the best time to get diagnosed" or "You should have known better." There are many AIDS service organizations (ASOs) that offer support and information to HIV-positive people. You will be able to... 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 »