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Second Hand Pot Smoke Possible Interaction with Sustiva?

I am a 33 year old HIV Poz man who is attached to another guy with the same HIV status plus he is also HCV+.Does my second hand pot smoke affect his medications that he takes in any way? He takes, Sustiva and Combivir, and I'm on no medication...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have numerous patients who either smoke pot or are prescribed Marinol who also take Sustiva and rarely have we observed any possible interaction such as you mention. Certainly some persons suffer those side effects from even mild exposure to... Read more »

Smoking Pot affecting HIV meds

Hi, Dr. BobMy lover is HIV+ for over 10 years now (I'm negative). He's undetectible and... Read more »

Second Hand Pot Smoke Possible Interaction with Sustiva?

I am a 33 year old HIV Poz man who is attached to another guy with the same HIV status plus he is... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Smoking-Related Health Risks Among Persons With HIV in the Strategies for Management of Antiretroviral Therapy Clinical Trial

Smoking prevalence is higher among HIV-positive persons than among the general population. In the current study, the researchers sought to determine smoking-related hazard ratios (HRs) and population-attributable risk (PAR) percentage for serious... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Smoking Deadlier for HIV Patients Than Virus Itself: Study

A study by Dr. Marie Helleberg of Copenhagen University Hospital and colleagues showed that individuals with HIV infection who received proper care, but who were smokers, lose more years of life to smoking than to HIV. The researchers examined... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Smoking and HIV

Why Is Smoking More Dangerous for People With HIV? What Are the Risks of Smoking? How Do I Quit Smoking? The Bottom Line For More Information Why Is Smoking More Dangerous for People With HIV? People with HIV disease are more likely to... Read more »
Body Positive

Hidden Pots of Gold

The market for the sale of life insurance -- viatication -- has taken a nosedive in 2000. Yet an almost totally ignored way to get cash out of life insurance, at almost no cost, remains: accelerating the payout of life insurance directly with the... Read more »
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pot to help?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Just wondering how many people use medical marijauna to help with depression, eating whatever... I've been using it for awhile now and I think it helps but I want to know your thoughts? Read more »

Smoking Cessation & HIV

Posted by beautiful23, 1 Reply
Did you know..

People with HIV have higher smoking rates than the general population?

People with HIV who smoke are more likely to have HIV medical complications, such as:
*bacterial pneumonia
*HIV related pulmonary emphysema
* hairy leukoplakia
*oral... Read more »

Smoking Cessation & HIV

Posted by beautiful23
Did you know..

People with HIV have higher smoking rates than the general population?

People with HIV who smoke are more likely to have HIV medical complications, such as:
*bacterial pneumonia
*HIV related pulmonary emphysema
* hairy leukoplakia
*oral... Read more »

Smoking Cessation & HIV

Posted by beautiful23
Did you know..

People with HIV have higher smoking rates than the general population?

People with HIV who smoke are more likely to have HIV medical complications, such as:
*bacterial pneumonia
*HIV related pulmonary emphysema
* hairy leukoplakia
*oral... Read more »