Respiratory symptoms and chronic bronchitis in people with and without HIV infection


Sabin CA, Kunisaki KM, Bagkeris E, Post FA, Sachikonye M, Boffito M, Anderson J, Mallon PWG, Williams I, Vera JH, Johnson M, Babalis D, Winston A.

Lay summary

Many people with HIV report chest problems (including bronchitis). We measured chest problems in the POPPY study using a shortened version of the St. George's Respiratory Questionnaire for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).  Our aim was to investigate whether chest problems were more common in people with HIV and, if so, whether these seemed to be related to measures of HIV disease stage, including the CD4 count.

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