Attia EF, McGinnis KA, Feemster LC, Akgün KM, Butt AA, Graber CJ, Fine MJ, Goetz MB, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Pisani MA, Tindle HA, Brown ST, Soo Hoo GW, Rimland D, Gibert CL, Huang L, Freiberg MS, Hough CL, Crothers K. Association of COPD With Risk for Pulmonary Infections Requiring Hospitalization in HIV-Infected Veterans. Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999). 2015 Nov 1;70(70). 280-8. PMID: 26181820 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC4607625 NIHMSID: NIHMS704169.
Pulmonary infections remain more common in HIV-infected (HIV+) compared with uninfected individuals. The increase in chronic lung diseases among aging HIV+ individuals may contribute to this persistent risk. We sought to determine whether chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an independent risk factor for different pulmonary infections requiring hospitalization among HIV+ patients.