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Smoking now the biggest health risk for LGBTI Americans not HIV

Smoking is now deadlier for LGBTIs than HIV as gay Americans continue to smoke at higher rates while advances in medicine have seen a decline in deaths from HIV

Published
09 July 2014
From
Gay Star News
Tobacco Smoking Impairs Immune System in HIV-Infected People

Smoking and being HIV infected further compromises the immune system presenting the worst immune profile, say researchers in the first study of its kind.

Published
29 May 2014
From
Digital Journal
CROI 2014: Chronic lung disease is prevalent and under-diagnosed in people with HIV

Even though the incidence of most HIV-related respiratory complications and opportunistic infections have declined dramatically since the advent of effective antiretroviral therapy (ART), 4 studies presented at the 21st Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) last month in Boston showed that people living with HIV are still at increased risk...

Published
28 April 2014
From
HIVandHepatitis.com
More Life Years Lost Through Smoking Than HIV in 18,000-Person Analysis

Antiretroviral-treated HIV-positive people lost more life years compared with the general population because of smoking than because of HIV infection, according to analysis of nearly 18,000 HIV-positive people in the ART Cohort Collaboration (ART-CC). The impact of smoking on mortality rose steeply with age.

Published
24 March 2014
From
NATAP
New Study Shows Smoking Tobacco Doubles Risk of Recurrent Tuberculosis

The study is the most robust ever conducted into how smoking tobacco increases the risk of recurrent TB. It appears in the April issue of the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.Regular tobacco smokers were defined as individuals who smoked 10 or more cigarettes—equivalent to half a pack—per day.

Published
24 March 2014
From
International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Cardiovascular disease in people with HIV

This issue of Research Initiative, Treatment Action (RITA!) carefully examines evidence from well over 100 studies on cardiovascular risk factors and the impact of individual and combined antiretrovirals on the heart.This RITA! also features an interview with the University of Wisconsin’s James Stein, perhaps the leading authority on cardiovascular disease in people with HIV. Stein offers frank and insightful answers to questions on cardiovascular risk, screening adults and children, the Framingham score, lipid targets, aspirin prophylaxis, and smoking.

Published
20 June 2013
From
RITA! / Center for AIDS Information and Advocacy
Stopping Smoking Reduces Risk of Bacterial Pneumonia in People With HIV

A metanalysis of cohort and case control studies finds that current smokers with HIV were at double the risk of bacterial pneumonia than non-smoking counterparts, but that when people stopped smoking their risk was reduced.

Published
22 January 2013
From
Science Daily (press release)
HIV patients in care lose more years of life to smoking than to HIV infection

Among HIV patients receiving well-organized care with free access to antiretroviral therapy, those who smoke lose more years of life to smoking than to HIV, according to a Danish study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases and available online.

Published
21 December 2012
From
EurekAlert
HIV Infection Not Associated With Lung Cancer

Higher lung cancer rates have been reported in people with HIV/AIDS than in the general population, but it has not been clear why.

Published
18 November 2011
From
Medscape (requires free registration)
TB smoking toll 'could reach 40m'

Forty million smokers around the world could die from TB by 2050, research suggests.

Published
05 October 2011
From
BBC Health
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