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How Does Medicinal Marijuana Help Aids Patients

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AIDS InfoNet


... What Is Marijuana? Why Do People With HIV Use Marijuana? How Is Marijuana Used? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It Interact With Other Therapies? How Do We Know It Works? The Bottom Line What Is Marijuana? Marijuana or
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Skin hyperpigmentation in AIDS patients = an hypophyse dysfunction?

Is there any treatment or medicine for the hyperpigmentation in Aids patients?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Treatment for hyperpigmentation can be frustrating even in the general population. A consultation by a dermatologist is often recommended to make a proper diagnosis and to determine whether any of the drugs may be contributing or is there a non-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
...nonprescription products that can improve appetite and decrease nausea/vomiting. There is even a pill form of the active ingredient in marijuana (THC) called Marinol, which is available by prescription. That said, however, personally I see no... Read more »

appetite enhancer for a cancer patient

Hello. I know 2 people who are struggling to maintain their weight because of their fight with cancer. Neither have an appetite and they are both losing their taste buds. Can you reccomend prescription or alternative methods to enhance appetite and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...There are a couple of products that are FDA-approved and work well for anorexia in HIV/AIDS patients-- they also work well in patients with cancer. Megestrol (Megase) is a steroid (usually elixir) and dronnabinol (Marinol) the Read more »

should aids patient patient be discriminated?

tittle:aidsquestion:do you think that aids patient should be discriminate from society?
Steven Pieters

Response from Steven Pieters

Metropolitan Community Church of LA
I'm not sure I understand your question, but I believe that people living with HIV or AIDS should not be discriminated against by society. There is no reason to discriminate against people living with HIV/AIDS. In the U.S., we who live with the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: New System to Help Track AIDS Patients

...Department of Health is implementing an electronic management system designed to dramatically improve treatment monitoring of HIV/AIDS patients. Currently, each of the nine provinces has its own system of electronic and paper-based records,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South African Addicts Turn to AIDS Medication to Get High

... The KwaZulu-Natal health department warned Wednesday that AIDS patients in Durban are being targeted by thieves who are stealing their Stocrin. The HIV drug is reportedly being crushed, mixed with Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Questions Help Find AIDS Patients Who Are Vulnerable to Drug Resistance

... Due to cost and technology limitations, HIV/AIDS patients in Africa rarely undergo testing to determine whether they are developing resistance to first-line medicines. However, researchers Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...prescription, street drugs, and herbs), even if you only use them occasionally. Megace (a hormone) and Marinol (a synthetic version of marijuana) may increase appetite. Marijuana may be effective for nausea and appetite loss but is not legal or... Read more »
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AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant. ... Read more »

Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga Pranayama ....

Posted by akumar, 1 Reply
...Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga & Pranayama - Swami Ramdev From: akumar My dear Brothers & Sisters, Re: Great ancient Indian science "Yoga Read more »

AIDS Patients Face Downside of Living Longer

Posted by ScotCharles
...reach late middle age. There have been only small, inconclusive studies on the causes of aging-related health problems among AIDS patients. Without definitive research, which has just begun, that second wave of suffering could be a... Read more »

Advice on eating please.

Posted by Billy_G, 9 Replies
My partner has full blown AIDS and is going trough a very tough time at the moment. He's been diagnosed with MAS as well and had to undergo an operation recently leaving him very weak and EXTREMELY wasted away. Our Dr also changed his cocktail and... Read more »