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How Does Marijuana Help Aids Patients

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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 »


Dear Dr. Bob, I am a negative hetero male, three months ago I lost my brother in law to lewkemia, I smoke marijuana before going to bed to keep my carpal tunnel syndrome at bay (nothing has woeked but this herb). to the point: I convinced my late...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,From an HIV physician specialist perspective, I must state there are a variety of prescription and nonprescription products that can improve appetite and decrease nausea/vomiting. There is even a pill form of the active ingredient in marijuana... Read more »

Atripla and smoking marijuana

I just started meds with Atripla (diagonosed 10/06 but may have had HIV for years-low VL) and I do not drink alcohol but do smoke marijuana So far just have the vivid dreams waking me up and some dizziness/loss of balance. Is the smoking marijuana...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Many patients smoke marijuana and take efavirenz containing HIV regimens without much difficulty. Certainly marijuana can heighten some of the brain/central nervous system side effects of efavirenz but that effect is highly variable from person to... 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 »

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 »