I have struggled with anxiety long before my HIV. I have been taking CBD oil and it helps. But I read that CBD oil may interact with the P450 ensyme and could interfere with my Genvoya. My HIV doc said it is ok but I wanted to check with an expert.
I dont like pot- makes me anxious but the pure oil is calming
Thanks for writing. CBD oil has been documented to reduce anxiety although the risks and benefits continue to be studied. You are correct that there is a potential interaction due to the P450 enzyme in the liver.
I am going to repost here here a previous answer to this question, the bottom line of which is that if your viral load continues to be monitored and undetectable then the risk appears to be minimal.
Hopefully we'll know much more in the coming year.