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  • Cancer and HIV

    Rates of some, but not all, cancers are higher in people living with HIV than other people.For many cancers, treatment works just as well for...

    From: Factsheets

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  • Eight 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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  • Lung cancer

    The main cause of lung cancer is smoking.It is more common in people living with HIV than in the general population.Lung cancer is diagnosed with a chest x-ray;...

    From: Factsheets

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  • This HIV Survivor Quit Smoking to Vape. Don’t Judge.

    My years of smoking are much more likely to kill me than HIV. I suppose that’s progress, and testament to how far we have come in my 32 years living with the virus. So why am I so defensive about my switch to vaping?

    25 October 2017 | My Fabulous Disease
  • New Study Reveals why people with HIV are more likely to develop Emphysema

    Up to 30 percent of HIV patients who are appropriately treated with antiretroviral therapies develop the chronic lung disease emphysema in their lifetime. Now, new research from Weill Cornell Medicine investigators has uncovered a mechanism that might explain why this lung damage occurs.

    10 May 2017 | Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Worried About HIV and Aging? The First Thing to Do Is Stop Smoking

    There are people out there who are anxious about the impact HIV has on the aging process, but who continue to smoke. This is to be preoccupied by a threat that we don't quite understand and are not sure how to deal with, while neglecting a very real health threat that can be changed and brought under control.

    12 January 2017 | The Body
  • Can E-Cigarettes Be a Harm Reduction Approach for HIV-Positive Smokers?

    John is a 43-year-old gay-identified man who arrives coughing at my office for his weekly therapy appointment. "I've now been living with HIV for 15 years and undetectable for as long as they could measure viral loads. Now my doctor is telling me I have to quit smoking my pack a day."

    11 January 2017 | The Body Pro
  • 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
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