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The Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Seattle saw many important studies that are advancing the fight against HIV.
The disease tends to strike HIV-positive individuals at younger ages and with less smoking experience than the general population.
Researchers have for the first time properly assessed HIV’s association with this health outcome.
This may help explain why HIV-positive individuals have a harder time quitting cigarettes than those who don’t have the virus.
Smoking is tied to faster lung function decline in people with HIV.
That’s compared with using patches, gum, lozenges, sprays, inhalers or a combination of such products.
The CDC found these risk factors were much higher among the 1.8 percent of high school survey respondents who said they were transgender.
One hundred twenty volunteers to enroll in Seattle-area study of cancer-related gene mutations
A research team has sought to address the critical lack of treatment guidelines for addressing HIV’s complex effects on aging.
A recent study sought to treat anxiety and depression in addition to providing standard smoking cessation treatment.
This finding comes from the global START study that in 2015 proved that starting HIV treatment early is preferable to delaying.
Researchers analyzed a population of Danish people with the virus and asked them about their perceived life expectancy.
Researchers argue that among children born to mothers with HIV, other factors such as the virus and substance use prompt such outcomes.
As treatment of the virus has improved among women with HIV, type 2 diabetes care lags far behind.
Smokers in particular would reduce their risk of death similarly through such screening.
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