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BACKGROUND Bacterial pneumonia is still a substantial cause of morbidity and mortality in HIV-infected patients in the era of combination Antiretroviral Therapy. The benefit of tobacco withdrawal on the risk of bacterial pneumonia has not been quantified in such populations, exposed to other important risk factors such as HIV-related immunodeficiency. Our(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe trends and determinants of severe morbidity in HIV-infected women and men. DESIGN A French prospective cohort of HIV-infected patients of both sexes and all transmission categories. METHODS We used hospital admission data from January 2000 to December 2008. A severe morbid event (SME) was defined as a clinical event requiring(More)
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