Smoking Cessation and Recidivism in the Women's Interagency Human Immunodeficiency Virus Study. Smoking increases the risk of morbidity and mortality and is particularly harmful to HIV-infected people. Our purpose is to explore smoking trends and longitudinal factors associated with smoking cessation and recidivism among participants in the Women's Interagency HIV Study. From 1994 through 2011, a total of 2,961 HIV-infected and 981 HIV-uninfected women were enrolled and underwent semi-annual interviews and specimen collection. Smoking prevalence was evaluated annually and risk factors associated with time to smoking cessation and recidivism were analyzed in 2013 using survival models.
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