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How Can Medical Marijuana Help Aids

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AIDS InfoNet


...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 for health reasons. In 2009, the US government announced that federal agents will not arrest medical marijuana patients or providers who comply with state law . More...
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Please, please, please Answer my Question about Medical Marijuana Facilities

I wrote an email to you yesterday, I'm begging you to please answer that post. I ask because I will be taking my cousin that has cancer, and I don't wanted to worry unnecessarily about anything. If you can find the post, I'd be so elated!! It was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...This is the one I'd appreciate if you answered. This fear is ruining me, I need advice. Please :'(Hi! I wanted to know if these medical marijuana doctors and facilities are just as safe and clean as any doctors office? I worry about their... Read more »

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 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 »

Medical marijuana

To whom this may concern:I have been infected with AIDS since Nov.18,2004. I have been on medication for AIDS since January. I take Sustiva and Truvada and the transition was smoother than expected. My question is, "How would one go about getting...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Here is a link to a web site that describes the Colorado medical marijuana initiative. Hope this helps and best of luck to you. Read more »

Problem pot?

Hi Doc,My partner's been positive for nearly 5 years now, and I'm negative. We have a great sex life, and intend to continue it! We are regular readers of your forum and we love you!My question is this, he sometimes has trouble with depression and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
..."medical marijuana" laws that permit limited use for health reasons. However, in May 2001 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that medical use of marijuana is illegal under federal law. Federal officials can take action against medical marijuana users... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York State AIDS Advisory Council Endorses Medical Marijuana Bill the Times Union . Most of the current council was appointed by Gov. George Pataki (R), who does not support the use of medical marijuana. Jeffrey Reynolds, vice president for public affairs at the Long Island Association for AIDS Care and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Medical Marijuana Might Reduce Nerve Pain Among People Living With HIV/AIDS, Study Says

... Medical marijuana might reduce the pain of peripheral neuropathy, a type of nerve damage, among people living with HIV/AIDS, according to a study Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Advocacy Group Sues Federal Agencies Over Statements About Medical Marijuana, Including Benefits for HIV-Positive People

...comment on the suit. She cited an April 2006 statement that federal evaluations have found "no sound scientific studies supported medical use of marijuana," the San Francisco Chronicle reports (Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle , 2/22).... Read more »
The Body

U.S.'s First Medical Marijuana TV Commercial Airs in Sacramento, Calif.

... The first-ever TV commercial in the U.S. advertising medical marijuana aired during the Aug. 30 morning newscast on Sacramento's FOX affiliate KTXL, reported FOX40 News . The 30-second ad, which Read more »
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Marijuana for Medical Uses

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 »


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 »

DEA attack on medical marijuana

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I am not sure if any of you use medical marijuana or know someone who does or if any of you even think that medical marijuana should be legal. BUT.. If any of you are advocates Read more »

Living with someone with HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...RE: Living with someone with HIV. Hi, My partner is HIV pos+ and I'm neg-. We've been living together for 7 years and always practice safe sex. We both got Read more »