Cigarette Smoking and Cessation-Related Interactions With Health Care Providers in the Context of Living With HIV: Focus Group Study Findings.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

ABSTRACT: Smoking is disproportionately prevalent among people living with HIV (PLWH) compared with the general population. We conducted five focus groups (n = 24) using semi-structured interview guides to explore perceptions and experiences of smoking and cessation-related interactions with health care providers among smokers with HIV. Major themes included a limited understanding of how smoking affects illness among PLWH and minimal discussion about cessation with providers. Findings highlight the need to educate smokers with HIV about the known impacts of smoking on illness among PLWH and to facilitate greater discussion of cessation between providers and smokers with HIV. Prior experiences with smoking cessation medications and desire for additional information regarding these medications should be considered when implementing medication regimens in research and clinical settings.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pacek, LR; Holloway, AD; Cropsey, KL; Meade, CS; Sweitzer, MM; Davis, JM; McClernon, FJ

Published Date

  • March 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 32 / 2

Start / End Page

  • e14 - e19

PubMed ID

  • 32639266

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC8211397

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-6917

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/JNC.0000000000000185


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States