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AIDS InfoNet

Marijuana

...due to fatigue or drug side effects. Low appetite can lead to AIDS wasting (see Fact Sheet 519 ). Marijuana stimulates the appetite, preventing these problems. Some people with HIV get nauseated when they take antiretroviral medications (ARVs). This can make it difficult to take all scheduled doses. Marijuana can help control the nausea. It may also relieve the pain of peripheral neuropathy (see Fact Sheet 555 ). A recent study confirmed...
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Atripla and intense dreams - resolved with Marinol and RX MJ.

Atripla was a pretty easy drug on me at first. Then came the cinematic, vivid and often just completely indescribable dream scenes where it at times was difficult to discern reality vs. just being asleep and on my Atripla-trip.In my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I haven't seen any studies on the subject of marijuana or Marinol treatment for Sustiva toxicity- if any reader is aware of such a study please post. KH Read more »

POSITIVE URINE TEST

Is there any known HIV/AIDS medication that can drop you positive for TCH, I think I heard that sustiva will give you a positive drop for thc is there anything else..
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Sustiva (efavirenz) is the only antiretroviral drug that can often cause a false + urine test for marijuana ot THC. Prescription marinol can also cause a positive test. KH Read more »

thc/pot/Marinol and heart attack risk

Several months ago I saw and read a few reports on the possible risk of heart attack with the use of pot. Baby-boomers were having problems if they had been using pot since their halcyon days. Since some of our meds cause lipid increases and risk...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...specific data on that issue. Marinol is commonly used in the setting of HIV infection to either stimulate the appetite or combat medication related nausea. If the calories consumed are not heart friendly (ie too many Whoppers/Big Macs) then the... Read more »

Problem pot?

Hi Doc,My partner's been positive for nearly 5 years now, and I'm negative. We have a great sex life, and intend to continue it! We are regular readers of your forum and we love you!My question is this, he sometimes has trouble with depression and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...519). Marijuana stimulates the appetite, preventing these problems. Some people with HIV get nauseated when they take antiviral medications (ARVs). This can make it difficult to take all scheduled doses. Marijuana can help control the nausea. It... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Dronabinol (Marinol)

...Name: Marinol Other Name(s): THC, Tetrahydrocannabinol, delta9-THC Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs Dronabinol, also known as Marinol, belongs to the class of drugs known as antiemetics. Antiemetics prevent nausea and... Read more »
Project Inform

Medical Marijuana

...undergoing chemotherapy. Marijuana, therefore, may be a realistic alternative for people who don't benefit from standard anti-nausea medication. This could be an important benefit because so many people report difficulties with nausea when using... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Marinol Restrictions Eased

...Marinol, a medication used to stimulate appetite and cope with nausea, will soon become easier and more convenient for people with HIV disease to receive, Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

...can have the same negative effects. Wasting is still a problem for people with AIDS, even people whose HIV is controlled by medications. Part of the weight lost during wasting is fat. More important is the loss of muscle mass. This is also called... Read more »
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Marinol

Posted by slitter028, 2 Replies
...I'm thinking about asking my doc for marinol....I am honest with her about smoking weed, and i would like to quit smoking everything, weed and cigs, but without weed i would Read more »

Marinol???

Posted by RayZ, 2 Replies
...Hello folks - Question for the group. I have a friend that has Marinol left over from bad times with HIV. She doesn't want to take any longer and asked if OK to sell. Any input? Appreciate your comments. Read more »

marijuana

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...opinions. I have done some research (web search, treatment alternatives, etc.). Am currently taking Marinol and it does increase my hunger, but it doesn't give me the "buzz" that ... Read more »

General questions

Posted by movingon, 3 Replies
hey all, its lostnscared again. I have a few questions about a few general things. After being diagnosed , i quit coffee. But recently i started getting heade aches, i think from withdrawel, so the past few days i have been having one coffee in... Read more »