Smoking, alcohol and illicit drug use effects on survival in HIV-positive persons.

@article{Petoumenos2016SmokingAA,
  title={Smoking, alcohol and illicit drug use effects on survival in HIV-positive persons.},
  author={Kathy Petoumenos and Matthew G. Law},
  journal={Current opinion in HIV and AIDS},
  year={2016},
  volume={11 5},
  pages={
          514-520
        }
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW In the era of effective antiretroviral therapy, HIV-positive patients experience an increase in non-AIDS associated comorbidities. Causes of death are now more frequently associated with ageing and smoking; alcohol and drug use are strongly linked to many of these causes. RECENT FINDINGS An almost equal life expectancy among HIV-positive people compared with HIV-negative population has been recently reported. However, life expectancy is reduced among HIV-positive smokers by… CONTINUE READING
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