Q and A

Question

Does smoking snuff affect viral load?

Can smoking snuff have an effect on my viral load?

Answer

Hi, how are you?

Are you taking ARVs for HIV? Tobacco (an ingredient in Snuff) is what can cause potential health complications.

There has been no relationship between a tobacco based substance, in this case Snuff, with the level of viral load. Though it has been shown that there is increased difficulty in obtaining an undetectable viral load while using tobacco.

It has also been noted that those who smoke have a potential for CD4 count recovery.

Any further questions are welcomed,

Josh.

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