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  • Smoking

    If you’re concerned about your health, one of the most important things you can do is to stop (or never start) smoking. Tobacco is a legal...

    From: Living with HIV

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  • Seven ways to look after your health

    There’s a lot you can do to take care of your health. It’s not just about popping pills.Just as for anybody else, changes to your...

    From: The basics

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  • Smoking

    Smoking is one of the most important causes of illness and death in HIV-positive people.Smoking increases the risk of lung cancer, heart disease, high blood...

    From: Factsheets

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  • Smoking may shorten the lifespan of people living with HIV more than HIV itself

    Smoking may shorten the lifespan of people living with HIV more than HIV itselfEurekAlert (press release)A new study led by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) finds that cigarette smoking substantially reduces the lifespan of people living with HIV in the U.S., potentially even more than HIV itself.

    03 November 2016 | EurekAlert (press release)
  • Not So Fast: Do people with HIV really experience accelerated aging?

    Recent talk about HIV and aging has almost always been scary. A number of studies conclude that people living with HIV have so-called “accelerated aging”—meaning they will suffer heart attacks, strokes, cancers, and osteoporosis more often and sooner than those without HIV. Well, this is one article on aging and HIV that will challenge the concept of people living with HIV having an early expiration date. Instead, we can look at what we know and what we don’t, to get a better idea of what the risks are for HIV-positive people growing older—and what they can do about them.

    08 July 2016 | Positively Aware
  • World No Tobacco Day 2016: Living with HIV, dying with noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)

    Why does it make sense to integrate tobacco cessation into antiretroviral clinics?

    31 May 2016 | Inis Communication
  • Tobacco firms pushed AIDS agenda to protect profits

    Tobacco firms used the fight against HIV/AIDS as a smokescreen to hinder tobacco control efforts in developing countries, researchers have revealed. Big tobacco companies lobbied for funding and initiatives to combat AIDS to distract from the health problems caused by smoking and prevent regulations restricting tobacco use, a paper says.

    09 May 2016 | SciDevNet
  • Heavy smokers who quit more than 15 years ago still at high risk for lung cancer and should be screened

    Expanding lung cancer screening to include people who quit smoking more than 15 years ago could detect more cases and further reduce associated mortality, according to a study by Mayo Clinic researchers published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology.

    27 January 2016 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health
  • Anti-smoking Strategies Critical to TB and HIV Care

    A new study calls for urgent action to integrate anti-smoking strategies into the care of people being treated for tuberculosis and HIV.

    28 August 2015 | VOA News
  • Tobacco use associated with increased risk of oral HPV-16 infection

    Study participants who reported tobacco use or had higher levels of biomarkers of tobacco exposure had a higher prevalence of the sexually transmitted infection, oral human papillomavirus type 16, according to a study in the Oct. 8 JAMA, a theme issue on infectious disease. HPV-16 is the most common cancer-causing variety of HPV.

    08 October 2014 | Eurekalert
  • 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

    09 July 2014 | 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.

    29 May 2014 | 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...

    28 April 2014 | HIVandHepatitis.com
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