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Cigarette smoking negatively impacts HIV management and treatment.
Screening is recommended for current and former heavy smokers ages 50 to 80, but HIV-positive people may benefit from earlier screening.
In 2022, reported use of any illicit drug within the past year remained at or significantly below pre-pandemic levels for all grades.
Plus: Study shows that cutting down on alcohol consumption can reduce cancer risk.
Lung cancer screening, which can detect tumors at an earlier stage, may be even more important for people living with HIV.
The good news is that new dementia diagnoses are less frequent now than they were in 2000.
Previous research showed that HIV-positive people have higher rates of cardiovascular problems.
A small Spanish study suggests that screening people living with HIV for lung cancer results in a high rate of diagnosis.
Anjali Sharma, MD, and colleagues tested the bone density of 158 women living with HIV and 86 HIV-negative women.
Scientists are looking at whether blocking the receptor PCSK9 could reduce heart disease in people living with HIV.
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If you’re living with HIV, you might be 50% more likely to experience heart disease compared with your HIV-negative peers.
An HIV-specific model underestimated the risk for heart attacks and other cardiovascular events.
People living with HIV in the U.K. had a much higher risk for heart disease, regardless of age or when they were diagnosed.
What’s worse for HIV outcomes: smoking or heavy drinking?
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