cannabis and CD4
Mar 29, 2011
Does smoking pot decline CD4 count? Does it cause any additional harm to HIV-positives than to negatives?
Response from Dr. Fawcett
As I have mentioned in earlier posts, the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study found no correlation between marijuana use and CD4 counts, but the risks don't end there. Marijuana smoke contains scores of toxins that are harmful, especially for someone living with HIV, and marijuana can be psychologically addictive. Speak with your physician about medical options that can improve dosing and purity yet still achieve the beneficial effects.
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