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People living with HIV are more likely to smoke than those who are HIV-negative.
Over half of people with HIV and 17% of those newly diagnosed are 50 and older.
A pilot trial shows promise for reducing the harms caused by smoking.
High blood pressure, diabetes, lung disease and cardiovascular disease are all more prevalent among women with HIV.
As people with HIV live longer thanks to effective antiretroviral treatment, they are prone to a host of additional health problems.
People with cancer, heart disease and diabetes are at increased risk for serious illness from COVID-19.
People with HIV are diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at a much younger age, study suggests.
This finding, which is in keeping with initial studies out of China and Italy, is preliminary as the CDC continues to gather data.
Researchers compared lung disease diagnoses among groups of HIV-positive and HIV-negative men who reported about marijuana use.
Aside from taking antiretrovirals, quitting smoking is the number one way people with HIV can lower their risk of illness and death.
If people living with HIV who smoke quit their cigarette habit, they soon slash their risk of numerous cancers.
Smoking cigarettes is a bad habit for anyone, but it’s especially harmful to people living with HIV.
Clear the air and learn to cope with lung disease (a common companion of HIV).
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