Placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial testing the efficacy and safety of varenicline for smokers with HIV.

Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, 3535 Market Street, Suite 4100, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

People living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH) smoke tobacco at higher rates and have more difficulty quitting than the general population, which contributes to significant life-years lost. The effectiveness of varenicline, one of the most effective tobacco dependence treatments, is understudied in HIV. We evaluated the safety and efficacy of varenicline for smoking cessation among PLWH.

Keywords

AIDS,HIV,Nicotine dependence,Smoking cessation,Tobacco use,Varenicline,