Impact of HIV infection and smoking on lung immunity and related disorders.

@article{Rossouw2015ImpactOH,
  title={Impact of HIV infection and smoking on lung immunity and related disorders.},
  author={Theresa M Rossouw and Ronald T. Anderson and Charles Feldman},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={46 6},
  pages={1781-95}
}
HIV-infected persons not only have higher rates of smoking than the general population, but are also unusually vulnerable to the associated adverse health effects, both infective and noninfective in origin. Indeed, in the setting of well-organised care and availability of highly active antiretroviral therapy, HIV-infected smokers lose more life-years to smoking than to HIV infection per se, presenting a major challenge to healthcare providers. Not surprisingly, the respiratory system is… CONTINUE READING