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People living with HIV diagnosed with COPD 12 years younger than HIV-negative people
EurekAlert (AAAS) ^ | 18 February 2020 | ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL

Posted on 03/04/2020 11:29:24 AM PST by fwdude

People in Ontario living with HIV had a 34 per cent higher incidence rate of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and were diagnosed with the disease about 12 years younger than HIV-negative individuals, according to a study led by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital of Unity Health Toronto and ICES.

Researchers analyzed incidences of COPD among adults 35 years and older who were living with and without HIV between 1996 and 2015 in Ontario - where over 40 per cent of Canadians living with HIV reside.

People with HIV were diagnosed with COPD at a mean age of 50 years old compared with 62 for HIV-negative individuals.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: hiv14years; homosexualagenda; riskybehavior
A lot of causality vs. correlation going on here, and a lot of it gets lost in the agenda.

It’s probably that higher rates of smoking in people with HIV is the main culprit, but the question still remains why people with HIV have higher rates of smoking.

1 posted on 03/04/2020 11:29:24 AM PST by fwdude
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To: fwdude

I dont care. Fags die of AIDS.


2 posted on 03/04/2020 11:34:37 AM PST by max americana (Fired ONE libtard at work at every election since 2008 because I enjoy them crying)
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To: fwdude
why people with HIV have higher rates of smoking.

Hedonistic lifestyles.

3 posted on 03/04/2020 11:35:24 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (BLACK LIVES MAGA)
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I dont care. Fags die of AIDS.

LOL! Must be lunchtime in L.A. if Max is posting.

4 posted on 03/04/2020 11:36:34 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (BLACK LIVES MAGA)
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To: fwdude

No surprise here. It is only natural for HIV+ to be more susceptible to any opportunistic infections and for the smokers to pulmonary ones.


5 posted on 03/04/2020 11:40:06 AM PST by NorseViking
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To: fwdude

In conclusion, try not to get HIV.


6 posted on 03/04/2020 11:41:19 AM PST by Conserv
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Yes it is haha. I have to deal with these effing ass munchers every damn day for crying out loud..


7 posted on 03/04/2020 11:43:51 AM PST by max americana (Fired ONE libtard at work at every election since 2008 because I enjoy them crying)
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People with HIV likely have a lot of self destructive habits. Totaled together, they often prove fatal.


8 posted on 03/04/2020 11:46:34 AM PST by Midwesterner53
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Additionally, the “not-a-gay” disease seems to be especially pronounced in gays, who also are known to smoke at much higher rates than the general public. Hmmm.....


9 posted on 03/04/2020 11:47:07 AM PST by fwdude (Poverty is nearly always a mindset, which can’t be cured by cash)
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It sucks to be them!


10 posted on 03/04/2020 11:58:44 AM PST by NorseViking
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To: fwdude
There's probably higher rates of anxiety. Many smokers take up tobacco to deal with stress.

You'll find the gay community is ripe with vicious, judgmental, disloyal, unfaithful, deceptive and exploitive members which is part of why HIV spreads like it does. Too many lie about their status and are sociopathic, others don't care enough about themselves to prevent acquiring the virus. They just seem serial hookups so they feel some kind of momentary connection. The best thing that could happen in that community for long term health is social development of courtship rituals and committed long term relationships.

11 posted on 03/04/2020 12:00:24 PM PST by newzjunkey (Vote Giant Meteor in 2020)
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They seem to burn up a lot more cigarettes on average of several varieties.


12 posted on 03/04/2020 12:05:17 PM PST by arthurus (cb)
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To: newzjunkey

A few years ago there were many homosexual men saying they sought out HIV positive partners to “get it over with” so they could quit stressing about it.


13 posted on 03/04/2020 12:07:19 PM PST by arthurus (cbc)
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Geez, Max, why don’t you stop holding back and just say what you feel.


14 posted on 03/04/2020 12:15:29 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (BLACK LIVES MAGA)
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Dude, can you imagine St. Michael's creating that synopsis and not ONE WORD about whether or not that group was on the AZT prep or whatever cohort and whether or not there was a control group???

Damn! It's just unreal the sloppiness in systemic viral epidemiology.

15 posted on 03/04/2020 1:25:25 PM PST by StAnDeliver (CNN's Dana B: "Show of hands: Coverage for undocumented immigrants?" ***all Democrat hands raised***)
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Thanks for posting (and raising my Irish). :-]


16 posted on 03/04/2020 1:26:26 PM PST by StAnDeliver (CNN's Dana B: "Show of hands: Coverage for undocumented immigrants?" ***all Democrat hands raised***)
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To: fwdude
A lot of causality vs. correlation going on here, and a lot of it gets lost in the agenda.

It’s probably that higher rates of smoking in people with HIV is the main culprit, but the question still remains why people with HIV have higher rates of smoking.


Not really. HIV destroys the immune system. I would expect the HIV+ community to acquire just about every disease, on average, at an earlier age than HIV- people. 12 years is a big jump, but for a condition that generally affects older people, there's going to be a bigger gap to when HIV+ people tend to get it.
17 posted on 03/05/2020 8:25:24 AM PST by Svartalfiar
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