Smokers May Have Higher Risk Of HIV

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  1. Optimus Convoy

    Optimus Convoy Well-Known Member

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    Smoking, already linked to several illnesses, may also increase the risk of infection with
    HIV, the virus that causes
    AIDS, researchers said on Thursday.

    In a review of studies that looked at the association between smoking and HIV, British doctors said five of the six studies they analysed showed smokers had a higher chance of becoming infected.

    Nine of 10 other studies in the review that tracked the progression from HIV to AIDS found no link with smoking.

    "The studies identified in this systematic review indicate that while smoking might be independently associated with acquiring HIV infection, it does not appear to be related to progression to AIDS," said Dr Andrew Furber, of the South East Sheffield Primary Care Trust.

    Furber and his colleagues, who reported the findings in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections, said tobacco smoke may increase susceptibility to HIV infection by modifying a variety of immune system responses.

    Research has shown that smoking is a leading cause of preventable death. It increases the risk of heart attack and stroke, respiratory problems, lung and other types of cancer.

    The researchers suggest in the study that public health measures that encourage smokers to quit could also improve the effectiveness of HIV/AIDS prevention programmes.

    About 40 million people worldwide are living with HIV/AIDS. Nearly 5 million were newly infected in 2005 and more than 3 million adults and children died of AIDS in the same year.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060921/hl_nm/aids_smoking_dc
     
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    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    Good thing I'm in a monogamous relationship - all I have to worry about is cancer and heart attacks!
     
  3. Random Autobot

    Random Autobot Soviet Kanukistani

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    Hooray for sex and smokes!!
     
  4. BowB4Prime

    BowB4Prime arse dimples

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    ummm ohkaaaayyyyyyyy if you say so.....

    does that math not add up to anyone but me?
     
  5. Dalarsco

    Dalarsco Kickback=ROCK

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    Another case of people confusing correlation with causation. Have you ever noticed that the group with the highest proportion of smokers is slutty teenage girls? Also the highest group for STDs.
     
  6. TheIncredibleHulk

    TheIncredibleHulk Find Gary Busey!

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    Whew! Good thing I don't smoke!

    *goes back to injecting heroin and having unprotected sex*
     
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    geez, if this is true (fat chance, but still) I really outta quit smoking...
     
  8. Gigatron_2005

    Gigatron_2005 President of Calendars

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    Well, thats basically what I was about to say, so: "QFT".
     
  9. Mr. Jiggles

    Mr. Jiggles loves your mother.

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    Tells me that smokers get more ass...













    I'm sorry, Lord, that ain't right.




    And be with all the starving pygmies in New Guinea.


    Amen.
     
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    < Puts condom on cigarette
     
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    Smokers = Tend to be a little more crazy = get more sex = get the Aids
     

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