Effects of Tobacco on HIV Affected communities

Effects of Tobacco on HIV Affected communities

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It has been established that exposure to tobacco through smoking is associated with poorer outcomes in HIV-associated opportunistic infections, of which TB is the commonest. The incidence rates of TB have risen rapidly as a result of the HIV epidemic. Evidence further indicates that smokers are almost twice as likely to be infected with TB and to progress to active disease.1 2 3 Smokers are also twice as likely to die from TB.