Smokers who are HIV positive appear to have a higher chance of dying from smoking-related complications than from HIV, according to a recent study.
-In a recent research, conducted by the University of Massachusetts and Harvard Medical School, it was suggested that HIV patients who were regular smokers and were undergoing a treatment for HIV, were at twice the risk of death as compared to non smoker HIV patients receiving the HIV treatment.
-Studies suggest that men (regular smokers) undergoing HIV treatment were found to lose close to 6.7 years of their life compared to those who did not smoke.
-In women it was found to be close to 6.3 years of life.
-Research also states that a cigarette a day shortens ones’ life by 11 minutes.
-Findings were published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases
Source: Journal of Infectious Diseases