Would Marijuana Affect My HIV Results

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hiv test

hi does consumption of heavy amount of marijuana affect the result of a hiv test.and show a false negative..the test done was ELISA and it was conducted after 5 or 6 months of possible infection.the results were negative.could that be beacuse of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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...Hello Stoner,No. No matter how many doobies you spark before taking an HIV test, wacky weed does not affect the validity of HIV antibody test results.Dr. Bob Read more »

Are my results reliable? (MARIJUANA AND HIV TESTING 2008)

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HIV Test and Marijuana

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Medical Marijuana

...Access The Bottom Line Introduction Smoking marijuana has become a popular treatment for weight loss associated with HIV. Claims about its effectiveness are based largely on individual experience rather than data from studies. A... Read more »
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Peripheral Neuropathy

...nerve endings (axons) that send sensations to the brain. Sometimes, PN is damage to the coating of nerve fibers (myelin). This affects the transmission of pain signals to the brain. PN can be a minor nuisance or a disabling weakness. It is... Read more »
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