Effects of smoking on non-AIDS-related morbidity in HIV-infected patients Review uri icon


MeSH Major

  • HIV Infections
  • Smoking


  • Tobacco smoking has many adverse health consequences. Patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection smoke at very high rates, and many of the comorbidities associated with smoking in the general population are more prevalent in this population. It is likely that a combination of higher smoking rates along with an altered response to cigarette smoke throughout the body in persons with HIV infection leads to increased rates of the known conditions related to smoking. Several AIDS-defining conditions associated with smoking have been reviewed elsewhere. This review aims to summarize the data on non-AIDS-related health consequences of smoking in the HIV-infected population and explore evidence for the potential compounding effects on chronic systemic inflammation due to HIV infection and smoking.

publication date

  • July 15, 2013



  • Review



  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3689343

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/cid/cit207

PubMed ID

  • 23572487

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 275

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  • 82


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