Shahrir S, Tindle HA, McGinnis KA, Fiellin DA, Goulet J, Akgün KM, Gibert CL, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Crothers K. Contemplation of smoking cessation and quit attempts in human immunodeficiency virus-infected and uninfected veterans. Substance abuse. 37(37). 315-22. PMID: 26167725 [PubMed]
As antiretroviral treatments prolong life in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients, smoking cessation is now a top priority. However, studies of HIV-infected smokers have not been conducted with uninfected controls. In this study, researchers determined factors associated with contemplating smoking cessation and making a prior quit attempt among HIV-infected and uninfected smoking veterans.