How To Get Marinol Prescribed

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I was diagnosed in 99 as HIV+. I have smoked marijuana (god it kills me to say this), but i've smoked marijuana for some 24 years now...before i was diagnosed it was purely recreational, now it's more for the nausea control and appetite stimulation....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Marinol is sometimes prescribed for nausea/vomiting related to taking HIV medications. It generally not prescribed simply as a marijuana substitute and is not 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... Read more »

Marijuana versus Marinol

In recent debates over the use of marijuana versus marinol to help PWA's against wasting and other... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...problems like multiple sclerosis and can help treat some types of pain. These 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... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: Prescribe Heroin on the NHS, Says Nurse Leader; Injection Rooms "Would Cut Crime and Infection Rates"

...conference in Bournemouth, the head of Britain's largest nursing union said the National Health Service (NHS) should consider prescribing heroin to drug addicts and open "consumption rooms" for users to inject drugs under medical supervision. ... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...preferred regimens for treatment-nave patients in the U.S. DHHS HIV treatment guidelines. Atripla is one of the most commonly prescribed medications for those taking HIV medicine for the first time due to ease of taking one pill, once a day. A... Read more »

An Overview of Norvir (Ritonavir)

...more than 600 mg twice a day. Doses in elderly patients are currently being studied. Caution should be used when ritonavir is prescribed to elderly patients, reflecting the greater frequency in the elderly of liver, kidney, or heart problems and... 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 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 »

a serious question...

Posted by still_here, 5 Replies
..."copay" is less than anything the ID would prescribe, it's probaly way less harmful to my liver than anything that would be prescribed... how concerned should i be? no, i'm ot out partying & whoopin' it up. i'm way past the highschool phase... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
For the past 9 years I've been dealing with this damn disease, and now its finally taking toll on me, loosing weight, mouth sores developing, the diflucan isn't working anymore, fatigue like crazy, dizzy spells, what is happening? Read more »