Madeddu, Giordano and Fois, Alessandro Giuseppe and Calia, Giovanna Maria and Becciu, F. and Piras, B. and Fiori, Maria Laura and Spada, Valentina and Lovigu, Carla and Mannazzu, Marco and Pirina, Pietro and Mura, Maria Stella Anna (2010) Prevalence and risk factors for chronic obstructive lung disease in HIV-infected patients in the HAART era. Journal of the International AIDS Society, Vol. 13 (4), P232-P232. ISSN 1758-2652. Article.
Our results suggest a role for HIV infection itself and for current cigarette smoking in the development of respiratory symptoms and COPD in HIV-infected patients. HAART did not seem to reduce the risk of respiratory symptoms and COPD, in our cases. Thus, our results suggest that HIV-infected patients should be screened for chronic respiratory disease in order to early identify those at risk or those who need specific treatment.
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