Influence of smoking on HIV infection among HIV-infected Japanese men

Fukuko Oka, Toshio Naito, Miki Oike, Mizue Saita, Akihiro Inui, Yuki Uehara, Kazunori Mitsuhashi, Hiroshi Isonuma, Teruhiko Hisaoka, Takuro Shimbo

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We performed a cross-sectional study that included 100 HIV-infected Japanese men without hemophilia to examine the influence of smoking on HIV infection. History of smoking was obtained using a questionnaire. The percentage of current smokers was 40 % and was the highest (50 %) among men in their forties. The mean Brinkman index (BI, number of cigarettes smoked per day multiplied by years of smoking) was 450. The percentage of patients with a BI ≥600 was significantly higher in patients with an AIDS-defining event than in those without an AIDS-defining event. A BI ≥600 was associated with an AIDS-defining event. Reducing smoking appears to be critical to enhancing disease management efforts in Japanese men with HIV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)542-544
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Infection and Chemotherapy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 06-2013
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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