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J Infect Chemother. 2013 Jun;19(3):542-4. doi: 10.1007/s10156-012-0489-1. Epub 2012 Oct 17.

Influence of smoking on HIV infection among HIV-infected Japanese men.

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Department of General Medicine, Juntendo University School of Medicine, 2-1-1 Bunkyo-ku, Hongo, Tokyo, 113-8421, Japan.

Abstract

We performed a cross-sectional study that included 100 HIV-infected Japanese men without hemophilia to examine the influence of smoking on HIV infection. History of smoking was obtained using a questionnaire. The percentage of current smokers was 40 % and was the highest (50 %) among men in their forties. The mean Brinkman index (BI, number of cigarettes smoked per day multiplied by years of smoking) was 450. The percentage of patients with a BI ≥600 was significantly higher in patients with an AIDS-defining event than in those without an AIDS-defining event. A BI ≥600 was associated with an AIDS-defining event. Reducing smoking appears to be critical to enhancing disease management efforts in Japanese men with HIV.

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PMC3682097
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10.1007/s10156-012-0489-1
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