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How Does Medicinal Marijuana Help Aids Patients

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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 »

can synthetic marijuana help me as much as the real deal?

Smoking pot really helps take the edge off my neuropathy as well as keeping my anxiety in check. However I can no longer afford to buy it. Would the synthetic version, like marinol, help me with the above two hiv side effects I've long suffered...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Benefits of Marinol do not directly overlap with medicinal pot-each patient and condition can vary. Marinol is also extremely expensive (typically costing more than pot for same use). KH... Read more »

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 and HIV

Is thier any risk in smoking marijuana and being HIV positive Dr. Moyle....
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Smoking, both cigaretes and marijuana, are risk factors for heart disease and a variety of cancers. HIV and its treatment also increases these risks. Marijuana use may impact adherence to medication, the single most important factor in treatment... Read more »
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Andrographis Paniculata has been used for hundreds of years in China and India to fight off colds, flu and respiratory infections. There is some tantalizing evidence that suggests it may also help fight the AIDS virus. A study was done in 1988... Read more »

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