Specialty Pharmacy Times, Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Patients with HIV who smoke may have an increased risk of lung cancer mortality compared with the risk of dying from HIV, according to a new study published by JAMA Internal Medicine.
These findings suggest that healthcare providers should strongly advocate for smoking cessation and cancer screening for patients with HIV.
The abstract concludes with: Those PLWH who adhere to ART but smoke are substantially more likely to die from lung cancer than from AIDS-related causes.
- Read more of Smoking Highly Dangerous for HIV-Positive Patients
- Read abstract of journal paper Lung Cancer Mortality Associated With Smoking and Smoking Cessation Among People Living With HIV in the United States