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Marijuana Affects On A Person With Hiv

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Can consuming marijuana affect aggravate ulcerative colitis?

Hello. I am a 31 year old HIV+ male. I was diagnosed in 2007 while having a very bad flare up of what I was told was ulcerative colitis. At the time I did not know I had UC. I asked my doctor if smoking pot would be contraindicated for me. Of...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
I understand your frustration with not finding an answer. A recent medical journal article appeared to confirm anecdotal reports that cannabis use may actually have some therapeutic effect for inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis is a... Read more »

Affect of marijuana use on treatment

I started medication, and I am a casual marijuana smoker. Can this affect my treatment?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.There's no significant interaction between marijuana or dronabinol (Marinol) and HIV medications that I'm aware of. BY... Read more »

wondering about the effect of certain drugs {xanax, percoset, marijuana} on a hiv+ ppl

hi dr. bob I was wondering about the effect that say a drug like zanax or adivan might have on the immune system of an hiv+ individual, and also i was wondering the same about percoset and vicoden. i'm not sure if you have or can tell me the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Dude,Xanax, Ativan, Percocet, Vicodin, booze and marijuana!?!? Wow, now that's what I call a potent drug cocktail! To answer your question, the prescription drugs taken in recommended doses and the non-prescription stuff taken in moderation... Read more »

marijuana and HIV testing..PLEASE HELP

ive been stressing for years..i have a couple questions. 1) if i was a heavy pot smoker, would that effect the outcome of my rapid hiv test if the test at about 9-10 weeks after possible exposure?2) i had sex with this person one time with a...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
1) Marijuana use will not affect the accuracy of an HIV antibody test. A test at 9-10 weeks after exposure is likely to detect infection, but a test at 12 or more weeks (three months) is considered accurate.2) It is unlikely that you would have been... Read more »
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Marijuana for Medical Uses

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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 »

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