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How Can Medical Marijuana Help Aids

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marijuana (MARIJUANA, 2008)

I no you are sick of this question. But my sister just got DX with Hiv and she is a smoker and has been for 15yrs. She is worried about it worsening her immune system.I no it obviously isn't good but is there been any findings oneway or another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,My opinion on marijuana hasn't changed. Maui Wowie and related products do not compromise the immune system. The only potential health risk is that inhaling any type of smoke is not good for the respiratory track, from the sinuses all the... Read more »

Marijuana use (MARIJUANA, 2009)

I use marijuana on a daily basis. It helps me eat, sleep and deal with stress. However, I'm not sure if this is a safe decision. How does it affect my immune system? Is it as bad for the lungs as cigarette smoking? Thank you....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I've addressed these concerns multiple times in this forum. Check the archives! I'll reprint below a sample of what you will find there.Dr. BobThank you (MARIJUANA, 2008)Dec 27, 2008 Can smoking marijuana cause a false positive hiv... Read more »

AIDS when mixed with marijuana

Hey doc, i was just having a few questions regarding my current state of affairs. I was diagnosed with AIDS last year and have been on the sustiva/combivir regimen. My viral load is below 50 now and my cd4 count went up from 104 to 600 within this...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
The antiretroviral medications put a big burden on the liver to metabolize them. For this reason, it is probably best to avoid alcohol or use it only in very small amounts, since alcohol also creates more work for the liver.Marijuana can cause... 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...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

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


Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Wanted to get opinions. I have done some research (web search,
treatment alternatives, etc.). Am currently taking Marinol and it
does increase my hunger, but it doesn't give me the "buzz" that
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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.


If any of you are advocates for a patient's right to have medical marijuana, the following may... Read more »

Do I have AIDS or am I just crazy???? GOD HELP ME!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

Im a 22 year old female. I have a history of thinking a certain symptom I have is related to some horrible disease. I had a muscle spasm in my chest in January 2003, and thought I had congestive heart failure and spent all my time looking... Read more »