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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Marinol

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AIDS InfoNet

Marijuana

...patients taking chemotherapy treatment for cancer. It reduces muscle spasms in people with nerve 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 marijuana. Fifteen states and Washington, D.C., have passed "medical marijuana" laws that permit limited use...
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Marijuana versus Marinol

In recent debates over the use of marijuana versus marinol to help PWA's against wasting and other side effects such as naseua or diarrhea; what is your position on legalizing marijuana for medicinal porposes? Also are there any pros and cons...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
...little has been done so far. I do have some problems with smoking pot in terms of possible lung effects, impurities and toxins. Marinol is the best legal alternative at present. I prescribe it extensively for nausea and encourage my patients... Read more »

Pros & Cons From Not Taking Medications

I have recently tested HIV positive. I take no medication. What are the pros & cons of continuing without medication. Can a person within their first year of HIV encounter significant medical issues, if so, what might they be? Currently my CD4...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The current threshold for recommending starting antiretroviral therapy in the US for asymptomatic patients is a CD4 count 100,000) then consideration is more often given to start ART at higher CD4 counts. Your HIV specialist is the best person to... Read more »

Pros ans cons of participating in clinical trial

Hello fom SpainI have the possibility of integrating a clinical trial that will compare truvada + viramune with truvada + reyataz for effectiveness, safety, and lipid alterations. I would like to know your opinion about this. I am treatment naive at...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...There are indeed pros and cons to entering a clinical trial. On the pro side is the gift you give to increasing understanding about the virus and Read more »

Serostim pros and cons

What are the side effects and pros and cons of using Serostim? Also are there any drug or food interactionsthat you know of?
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
...Pros: definite evidence that it will increase lean body mass while decreasing fat. Side effects not too bad (see below)Cons: very Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Pros and Cons of Treating Acute HIV Infection The Bottom Line What Is Acute HIV Infection? The amount of HIV... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

...mentioned above. Reducing nausea and vomiting helps increase food intake. Also, appetite stimulants including Megace and Marinol have been used. Megace, unfortunately, is associated with increases in body fat. Marinol (dronabinol) is... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...(including over-the-counter, prescription, street drugs, and herbs), even if you only use them occasionally. Megace (a hormone) and Marinol (a synthetic version of marijuana) may increase appetite. Marijuana may be effective for nausea and... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...significant side effects. These treatments also tend to be expensive, so it is important that people who have HPV discuss the pros and cons of treatment with a doctor who is experienced in treating HPV in HIV-positive patients. Fungal... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Como lidiar con mis padres sin que sea tragico?

Posted by pozargie, 5 Replies
...a mis padres... mi mama sospecha que algo anda mal, supongo que es basicamente por mis cambios de humor y asiduas visitas a profesionales medicos. Mi padre reacciona hasta casi indiferente... pero me preocupa mi madre. No quiero causarles... Read more »

Un consejo: vayan con cuidado con su salud psicol

Posted by miedoso, 1 Reply
...ventana (los tres meses): QUE OLVIDEN EL TEMA Y LA MANERA DE HACERLO ES NO DNDOLE IMPORTANCIA. A mi, no hacerlo, me gener un problema de ansiedad, que se ha generalizado a muchos otros aspectos de la vida. El miedo a que se conociese mis... Read more »