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Can You Get Hiv From Smoking Pot

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Smoking Pot affecting HIV meds

Hi, Dr. BobMy lover is HIV+ for over 10 years now (I'm negative). He's undetectible and his t cell count is 278. He smokes marajuana several times a day. I would definitely say he's a major stoner. I'm curious to know what...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Lorenzo,Wow, is your lover Willie Nelson? Bill Maher? No matter. There is no significant drug-drug (or drug-"herb") interaction between Mary Jane and HIV meds. That said, extremely heavy use can pose other problems, such as irritation... Read more »

Second Hand Pot Smoke Possible Interaction with Sustiva?

I am a 33 year old HIV Poz man who is attached to another guy with the same HIV status plus he is... Read more »

Second Hand Pot Smoke Possible Interaction with Sustiva?

I am a 33 year old HIV Poz man who is attached to another guy with the same HIV status plus he is... Read more »
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Smoking Deadlier for HIV Patients Than Virus Itself: Study

A study by Dr. Marie Helleberg of Copenhagen University Hospital and colleagues showed that individuals with HIV infection who received proper care, but who were smokers, lose more years of life to smoking than to HIV. The researchers examined... Read more »
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Smoking and HIV

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Smoking Tobacco and HIV

If you have HIV or AIDS and smoke cigarettes, you put extra stress on your body. Smoking weakens your immune system, making it harder to fight off deadly infections like fungal thrush, oral hairy leukoplakia (caused by the Epstein-Barre virus), as... Read more »
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pot to help?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Just wondering how many people use medical marijauna to help with depression, eating whatever... I've been using it for awhile now and I think it helps but I want to know your thoughts? Read more »

Cocaine, Pot and antibodies production

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I've been reading in some Web Sites and some posts in thois forum that antibody production can be delayed way longer, whrn you use cocaine and marijuana, I have negative Oraquiks at 3, 6 and 12 months after an incident with someone that some weeks... Read more »

Smoking Cessation & HIV

Posted by beautiful23, 1 Reply
Did you know..

People with HIV have higher smoking rates than the general population?

People with HIV who smoke are more likely to have HIV medical complications, such as:
*bacterial pneumonia
*HIV related pulmonary emphysema
* hairy leukoplakia
*oral... Read more »

Smoking Cessation & HIV

Posted by beautiful23
Did you know..

People with HIV have higher smoking rates than the general population?

People with HIV who smoke are more likely to have HIV medical complications, such as:
*bacterial pneumonia
*HIV related pulmonary emphysema
* hairy leukoplakia
*oral... Read more »