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E-cigarettes nearly twice as effective as other nicotine replacement therapies at helping smokers quit

Many smokers successfully quit by switching to e-cigarettes (vaping), but doctors can’t recommend this treatment without good evidence from clinical trials. They now have this evidence. Our latest study confirms that e-cigarettes are indeed an effective way to help smokers quit.

31 January 2019
The Conversation
Sexual minorities more likely to suffer severe substance use disorders

Researchers know that lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals are more likely than heterosexuals to use alcohol, tobacco or other drugs, but until now they didn't know to what degree.

15 January 2019
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Lung Cancer Incidence in HIV Remains High Years After Smoking Cessation

The incidence of lung cancer remains increased 5 years after smoking cessation in people with HIV, according to data published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

11 July 2018
Infectious Disease Advisor
Lung Cancer Risk and Screening With HIV -- and an Intriguing New Treatment Opportunity

Is suspicion of lung cancer high enough among HIV clinicians?

03 July 2018
The Body PRO
Increased Mortality Among Lung Cancer Patients with HIV

Many studies have demonstrated that patients living with HIV are at a higher risk of a number of different types of malignancies, including lung cancer. Research has also shown that cancer patients living with HIV have a poorer prognosis than cancer patients who do not have HIV.

25 April 2018
MD Magazine
Inflammation, HIV and marijuana

This issue of TreatmentUpdate focuses on the impact of cannabinoids on the immune system.

13 March 2018
French study confirms the safety and effectiveness of varenicline for HIV-positive smokers

Researchers in France conducted a well-designed study of the smoking cessation medicine varenicline (Champix, Chantix) vs. placebo. They found that varenicline was significantly better than placebo at helping people quit, however, overall, its effects were modest. Furthermore, they judged varenicline to be generally safe.

24 January 2018
England: Public health cuts undermine support for smokers

Cuts in public health grants have led to a ‘dramatic’ change in local services aimed at helping people quit smoking, according to anti-smoking campaigners.

16 January 2018
This HIV Survivor Quit Smoking to Vape. Don’t Judge.

My years of smoking are much more likely to kill me than HIV. I suppose that’s progress, and testament to how far we have come in my 32 years living with the virus. So why am I so defensive about my switch to vaping?

25 October 2017
My Fabulous Disease
New Study Reveals why people with HIV are more likely to develop Emphysema

Up to 30 percent of HIV patients who are appropriately treated with antiretroviral therapies develop the chronic lung disease emphysema in their lifetime. Now, new research from Weill Cornell Medicine investigators has uncovered a mechanism that might explain why this lung damage occurs.

10 May 2017
Weill Cornell Medicine
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.

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