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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
Immune suppression and smoking history are risks for HPV-related anal disease in HIV-positive gay men

Risk factors for human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated anal disease in HIV-positive gay men are similar to those already known to increase the risk of HPV-related cervical disease, research published

Published
08 August 2013
By
Michael Carter
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
Mobile phone support increases chances that people living with HIV will quit smoking

Smoking cessation support delivered via mobile phones increases chances that people living with HIV who smoke will quit, according to research published in the online edition of

Published
12 June 2013
By
Michael Carter
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)
Smoking has a bigger impact on the prognosis of HIV-positive patients than HIV-related factors

Much of the increased mortality seen in patients with HIV can be attributed to smoking, Danish investigators report in the online edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases. “The loss

Published
31 December 2012
By
Michael Carter
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
Traditional risk factors strongest predictors of sub-clinical cardiovascular disease in people about to start HIV therapy

Sub-clinical cardiovascular disease in people with HIV is more strongly associated with traditional risk factors for heart disease rather than inflammation or HIV-related parameters, US research

Published
17 December 2012
By
Michael Carter
Smoking the biggest single risk factor for acute heart disease in people with HIV

Smoking is the single biggest risk factor for acute coronary syndrome in HIV-positive adults, Spanish researchers report in the online edition of HIV Medicine. Smoking was a

Published
19 November 2012
By
Michael Carter
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