Date: 06/19/2008

Jonathan Shuter, MD

Positively Smoke Free

Positively Smoke Free: Smoking Cessation Program for Persons with HIV

Cigarette smoking is highly prevalent among persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs), and is associated with significantly increased morbidity and mortality. Positively Smoke Free is a smoking cessation program for persons with HIV funded by the American Legacy Foundation and conducted at Montefiore Medical Center Infectious Diseases Clinic in Bronx, NY. Dr. Shuter will discuss the population at Montefiore, cigarette smoking behaviors and beliefs in persons living with HIV/AIDS, and the results of Positively Smoke Free.

About the Speaker

Jonathan Shuter, MD

Jonathan Shuter, MD, is a physician and Professor of Clinical Medicine at the AIDS Center, Division of Infectious Diseases, Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY. His research interests include tobacco use and medication adherence in HIV-infected patients.