Skip to comments.People living with HIV diagnosed with COPD 12 years younger than HIV-negative people
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at eurekalert.org ...
Its 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.
I dont care. Fags die of AIDS.
LOL! Must be lunchtime in L.A. if Max is posting.
No surprise here. It is only natural for HIV+ to be more susceptible to any opportunistic infections and for the smokers to pulmonary ones.
In conclusion, try not to get HIV.
Yes it is haha. I have to deal with these effing ass munchers every damn day for crying out loud..
People with HIV likely have a lot of self destructive habits. Totaled together, they often prove fatal.
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.....
It sucks to be them!
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.
They seem to burn up a lot more cigarettes on average of several varieties.
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.
Geez, Max, why don’t you stop holding back and just say what you feel.
Damn! It's just unreal the sloppiness in systemic viral epidemiology.
Thanks for posting (and raising my Irish). :-]
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.