It has long been recognized that smoking is one of the factors that can reduce life expectancy in the general population. In people who are infected with HIV, the introduction of highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) has reduced mortality related to the infection, although lifestyle factors may influence their survival. To examine these interactions, researchers from the Copenhagen University Hospital led by Marie Helleberg, MD looked into the risks of smoking in HIV-infected people receiving anti-retroviral therapy. They used data from the Danish HIV Cohort Study, a population-based nation-wide study that involved HIV patients treated at Danish HIV centers from […]Continue reading Smoking Kills More than HIV
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