Quantcast

Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
E-newsletters
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Username:
Password:
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
August 21, 2014, 09:07:41 AM

Login with username, password and session length


Members
  • Total Members: 23284
  • Latest: amsa
Stats
  • Total Posts: 635436
  • Total Topics: 48199
  • Online Today: 202
  • Online Ever: 585
  • (January 07, 2014, 02:31:47 PM)
Users Online

Welcome


Welcome to the POZ/AIDSmeds Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ/AIDSmeds community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Author Topic: cigarette smoking and meds  (Read 1064 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Poz Brit

  • Member
  • Posts: 158
cigarette smoking and meds
« on: July 13, 2006, 05:00:41 AM »
Have you read this article as shown in the POZ mag Add at the bottom of the Adsmeds front screen http://www.poz.com/articles/1081_7371.shtml     

John(UK)
« Last Edit: July 13, 2006, 05:02:35 AM by Poz Brit »

Offline Matty the Damned

  • Member
  • Posts: 12,228
  • Ninja Please
Re: cigarette smoking and meds
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2006, 05:32:33 AM »
An interesting and timely topic. Unfortunately the tone of the last paragraph:

Gutierrez defends her habit, calling HIV research confusing. I never know what to believe, she says. Ive been healthy so far, so Im not quitting yet. Even if it does send her CD4 cells up in smoke.

is trite and the style is unprofessional. Poor reportage by Cristi Hegran, I think.

MtD

Offline mike

  • Member
  • Posts: 30
Re: cigarette smoking and meds
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2006, 12:54:39 PM »
apart from being trite it also contradicts all research evidence up till now.

everywhere i look: Terrence Higgins trust, Nam, body pro, they are all full of articles which, although they stress that smoking is bad for you (obviously) ,also report that smokers have a higher CD4 count than non smokers

it is also true that they tend to have a lower % ratio.

i know from personal experience that when my CD4 count dipped from 177 to 98 ( well documented inhere ) the first question i was asked by the 4 different doctors i was interviewed by was
" have you quit smoking recently"

so i deduce that the article highlighted here is loaded with medical  inaccuracies.

Offline krakerjm

  • Member
  • Posts: 107
Re: cigarette smoking and meds
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2006, 04:03:51 PM »
As much as I want to(maybe not bad enough) to quite smoking, I have been unsucessful.  BUT my vl remains undetectable and cd4 good.  Had a lung x-ray recently, a little dark but no prob.  My docs both give me hell cause I got that gig pack in my pocket, but can't really say anything except it's bad for my health in general; hell I've known that for 30yrs, LOL.  Not yet convienced about second hand smoke either;  While I have cut back considerablly, it's still a part of my life, like a few beers, I used to be a real lush, LOL.  Damn. I'm getting old, how long do I want to live anyway?  Am over the lung cancer thang. even people who don't smoke get it and the air I breath daily when I go outside isn't exactly healty.  So I am at risk, at this point in time when docs say quiting could add 2 yrs to my life, not a biggy.
GWM, 63, PN w/footdrop
"I swear there ain't no heaven, pray ther ain't no hell"

 


Terms of Membership for these forums
 

© 2014 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.