• Another HIV Hazard: Higher Risk for COPD

    1 month ago - By Web MD

    Compared to those without the AIDS-causing virus, people with HIV had a 34% higher rate of COPD and were diagnosed with the lung disease about 12 years earlier - average age 50 versus 62, the investigators found.
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  • Researchers suggest COPD screening in certain patients with HIV

    Researchers suggest COPD screening in certain patients with HIV

    1 month ago - By Healio

    People with HIV had a higher rate of COPD incidence and were diagnosed at a younger age than those without HIV, according to research published in CMAJ Open.
    “Because women and men with HIV were found to have higher rates of COPD than the general population, and COPD was diagnosed at an earlier age, testing for COPD should be considered in patients with HIV with chronic respiratory symptoms and a history of smoking,” Tony Antoniou, PhD, a scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital and the University of Toronto, Canada, told Healio Primary Care. “In
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