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Marijuana

...patients taking chemotherapy treatment for cancer. It reduces muscle spasms in people with nerve problems like multiple sclerosis and can help treat some types of pain. These uses led to the development of the drug dronabinol (Marinol), a synthetic version of THC. NOTE: Federal and state laws generally forbid the sale or possession of marijuana. Fifteen states and Washington, D.C., have passed "medical marijuana" laws that permit limited use...
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Medical Marijuana Use in New York State

Hello, I have been infected for 5.5 years now. I started HAART during the acute stage. VR load negative; CD count between 700-1,000. Last year I changed my regime from Kaletra/Viread to Truvda/Issentress due to GI issues from the former regime....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...describe to see if you would benefit. Reglan or other anti-nausea meds are variable helpful in situations as you describe. Marinol is very expensive but can helpful for some patients with nausea related to cancer or HIV-related chemotherapy. KH Read more »

Losing appetite

I have been on HIV medication since 2004, my biggest problem since I started medication is loss of appetite. I try as much as possible to force myself to eat but I end up having nausea, then I am forced to stop eating in the middle of the meal. The...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...Breathe deeply using your belly muscles5- Talk to your doctors about what meds may be causing nausea6- Some doctors prescribe Marinol (which has THC, the active compound in marijuana that improves nausea and appetite)7- Some people may have zinc... Read more »

Marinol

I was diagnosed in 99 as HIV+. I have smoked marijuana (god it kills me to say this), but i've smoked marijuana for some 24 years now...before i was diagnosed it was purely recreational, now it's more for the nausea control and appetite stimulation....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Marinol is sometimes prescribed for nausea/vomiting related to taking HIV medications. It generally not prescribed simply as a marijuana Read more »

Marinol and depression

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to answer my question I really appreciate it. I take 4 anti-depressant medications. Am diagnosed with major depressive disorder. My HIV Dr. prescribed Marinol for my nausea. Is it safe to take all these...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...with one, that is certainly less complicated, safer, and less likely to create problems with side effects and drug interactions.Marinol can be very effective for treatment of nausea. It is safe to use in combination with antidepressants and... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: Prescribe Heroin on the NHS, Says Nurse Leader; Injection Rooms "Would Cut Crime and Infection Rates"

...conference in Bournemouth, the head of Britain's largest nursing union said the National Health Service (NHS) should consider prescribing heroin to drug addicts and open "consumption rooms" for users to inject drugs under medical supervision. ... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Atripla

...preferred regimens for treatment-nave patients in the U.S. DHHS HIV treatment guidelines. Atripla is one of the most commonly prescribed medications for those taking HIV medicine for the first time due to ease of taking one pill, once a day. A... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Truvada (Tenofovir/FTC)

...individually by the FDA for the treatment of HIV infection in adults and children. Because these two medicines frequently are prescribed together, the manufacturer has combined them into one tablet to allow for once-a-day dosing. Truvada was... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Norvir (Ritonavir)

...more than 600 mg twice a day. Doses in elderly patients are currently being studied. Caution should be used when ritonavir is prescribed to elderly patients, reflecting the greater frequency in the elderly of liver, kidney, or heart problems and... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
For the past 9 years I've been dealing with this damn disease, and now its finally taking toll on me, loosing weight, mouth sores developing, the diflucan isn't working anymore, fatigue like crazy, dizzy spells, what is happening? Read more »

a serious question...

Posted by still_here, 5 Replies
..."copay" is less than anything the ID would prescribe, it's probaly way less harmful to my liver than anything that would be prescribed... how concerned should i be? no, i'm ot out partying & whoopin' it up. i'm way past the highschool phase... Read more »

weed

Posted by obione_kanobi, 4 Replies
is it true that smoking weed can mess with the medication i have just started takin i dont drink acohol and weed is my only vice i need to know if smoking this will interfear with my meds as i will stop if this is the case can enyone answer this... Read more »

Marijuana for Medical Uses

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am doing a Reaserch paper on Marijuana for Medical Uses, and I was wondering if I could get a poll (Anonymously of course) of the HIV/AIDS positive and negitive persons who would be willing to let me know what they think of using Marijuana for a... Read more »