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Marinol Prescribed By Doctors

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Marinol

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 Read more »

My Doctor Won't Prescribe Steroids for my ED/Fatigue

Hi. I'm 40 years old, Poz Male, on Medicaid in New York City. For the last 10 years I've been on a... Read more »

Losing appetite

I have been on HIV medication since 2004, my biggest problem since I started medication is loss of... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA to Recommend That Doctors Conduct Genetic Screening Before Prescribing Antiretroviral Abacavir to Reduce Allergic Reactions

...risk of heart attack. The new label will say that although the data on the increased risk of heart attack is "inconclusive," doctors still should be cautious in prescribing the drug (Pollack, New York Times , 7/24). Back to other news for July... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Marijuana

...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 »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Truvada (Tenofovir/FTC)

...those with decreased kidney function, may require a different dose of Truvada. Individuals should always take Truvada as their doctors prescribe. Recommended Daily Dose xxx --> Contraindications Warnings and side effects of Truvada may be... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Norvir (Ritonavir)

...conditions.Some individuals may benefit from different doses of ritonavir. Individuals should always take ritonavir as prescribed by their doctor. Contraindications Patients should tell a doctor about any medical problems before taking this... Read more »
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weed

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 »

HIV Positive Doctors and Medical Students

Posted by JumptheHorizon, 4 Replies
...was about one month after I think I could have been infected, but my lymphocytes were down). Anyway, what is the story for Doctors who are HIV positive? I saw a news article in the newspaper which said that recent patients of a HIV positive... 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 »

What Next

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 »