The CDC Pushes For HIV-Positive Community To STOP SMOKING
Why? Well, HIV-related inflammation already puts people at an increased risk for many of the same health problems as smoking, such as heart disease, cancer and stroke.
So, when a person has HIV and also puffs cigarettes, these negative effects are magnified wayy beyond the risks of an HIV-negative person who smokes.
Take it from Brian ^, an HIV-positive gay man who suffered a stroke because of complications from smoking.