Now there's even more evidence to show that smoking can hamper antiretroviral therapy, according to a new study of more than 900 HIV-positive women taking anti-HIV drugs.
' Were more likely to post long-term CD4-cell declines.
' Had a 36% increased risk of developing an AIDS-defining illness.
' 53% had an increased risk of death.
HIV Plus reported in the February issue ['Burning Question'] and August issue ['More Proof Why Not to Puff'] on the adverse effects of smoking on HIV treatment.