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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

    Information level Level 2
  • 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

    Information level Level 1
  • Smoking

    Tobacco is a legal, and widely used drug. However, smoking is addictive and it is beyond any doubt the smoking can severely damage health and...

    From: Factsheets

    Information level Level 2
  • Your body

    A booklet with advice on a healthy diet, getting more exercise, stopping smoking, getting better rest and sleep and avoiding infections....

    From: 'Your' booklets series

    Information level Level 1

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  • 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 |
  • 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.

    24 March 2014 | 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.

    24 March 2014 | 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.

    20 June 2013 | 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.

    22 January 2013 | 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.

    21 December 2012 | 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.

    18 November 2011 | Medscape (requires free registration)
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