The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Aging With HIVAging With HIV
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

Marijuana and HIV

Oct 21, 2008

Is thier any risk in smoking marijuana and being HIV positive Dr. Moyle.

Response from Dr. Moyle

Smoking, both cigaretes and marijuana, are risk factors for heart disease and a variety of cancers. HIV and its treatment also increases these risks. Marijuana use may impact adherence to medication, the single most important factor in treatment success. This being said, anecdotally, may people report a increases sense of well being, relief of pain (such as neuropathy, where it has been studies in persons with HIV) and improved appetite and sleep when using marijuana. Marijuana is of course illegal in many places so its medicinal potential and risk have not been comprehensively assessed.

I hope this helps Dr Moyle

HIV and bodybuilding
T-cell Plateau nonresistant undetectable

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint