RITA: HIV and smoking
The most recent issue of RITA from the Center for AIDS in Houston is on HIV and smoking.
This issue includes three main articles.
- An interview with Jonathan Shuter on motivating and helping HIV positive smokers to quit, including discussion of his innovative online quitting program, PositivelySmokeFreeMe.
- A review article analyzing smoke-ending strategies in people with HIV.
- A review article summarizing the impact of smoking on health of HIV-positive people and how that impact differs from smoking’s effect in the general population.
The issue also includes two 2-page summaries: “Ten things every HIV positive smoker should know” and “Ten things every HIV clinician should know about smoking.”
A new report “Advancing HIV Justice 2” shows that HIV criminalisation is a growing, global phenomenon.
However, advocates around the world are working hard to ensure that the criminal law’s approach to people living with HIV fits with up-to-date science, as well as key legal and human rights principles.
As recent meeting in London on HIV and ChemSex has posted workshop materials online.
Audio files with slides presentations: