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Smoking and Living with HIV: Two-Thirds More Likely Than HIV Negative Peers

And despite the advances in medicine to treat HIV, this habit is killing the community

A new meta study in medical journal AIDS finds tobacco smoking more likely in HIV positive individuals than those without an HIV diagnosis–continuing consistent research results concluding the same.

AIDSmap reports, “Elevated smoking prevalence was observed in both men and women with HIV and in all world regions except the Western Pacific.”

According to the meta-analysis study results of 37 previous studies published in AIDS, people living with HIV were more likely to be smokers in South-East Asia, the Americas, Europe, and Africa.

However, the analysis did not help explain why people living with HIV are more likely to be smokers.

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