HIV/AIDS & Medical Marijuana

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) causes HIV infection and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).   HIV destroys the immune system, allowing opportunistic infections and cancers to multiply unchecked.

Without treatment, AIDS patients live, on average, about 10 years before they succumb to the disease .  Infection is caused by a transfer of body fluids from an HIV host.  HIV is present in infected immune cells of the blood, semen, vaginal fluid, pre-ejaculate, and mother's milk.

 

"I enjoy being the messenger for God in terms of letting people know about HIV and AIDS."

--  Magic Johnson


Medical Cannabis and AIDS

As of 2015, 70 percent of Americans support the medical use of Cannabis and believe that it is effective to treat chronic medical conditions.

Many HIV sufferers have long known that Marijuana can ease their HIV-related conditions and symptoms. Many research studies by acclaimed medical institutions have found repeatedly, that Cannabinoids (components of Marijuana) are effective in treating AIDS conditions of; nausea, loss of appetite, anxiety, depression, wasting, and neuropathic pain. In addition, Medical Marijuana has anti-bacterial and anti-cancer properties that aid in battling associated opportunistic conditions.

 

"I have learned more about love, selflessness and human understanding from the people I have met in this great adventure in the world of AIDS than I ever did in the cutthroat, competitive world in which I spent my life."

-- Anthony Perkins


Facts and Figures - 2013

  • 119,878 people are living with HIV and AIDS in California  
  • 73,291 were living with AIDS
  • 4,636 newly diagnosed HIV
  • 11% of Californians with HIV are not aware of infection
  • 36.9 million people worldwide living with HIV/AIDS

-- Center of Disease Control and Prevention and WHO


Former Surgeon General of the United States and Medical Marijuana

 

The evidence is overwhelming that marijuana can relieve certain types of pain, nausea, vomiting and other symptoms caused by such illnesses as multiple sclerosis, cancer and AIDS — or by the harsh drugs sometimes used to treat them. And it can do so with remarkable safety. Indeed, marijuana is less toxic than many of the drugs that physicians prescribe every day.”

--  Dr. Joycelyn Elders, MD: Former Surgeon General of the United States


Research Breakthroughs Everywhere

Pre-clinical Trials have shown that AIDS patients were twice as likely to gain weight as compared to placebo.  Time and again researchers find that smoking Medical Marijuana has clear benefits in HIV positive subjects. 

 

“Cannabis significantly reduced neuropathic pain intensity in HIV-associated conditions….  Mood disturbance, physical disability, and quality of life all improved significantly during study treatment.”

"The profile of cannabinoid drug effects suggests that they are promising for treating wasting syndrome in AIDS patients.  Nausea, appetite loss, pain, and anxiety are all afflictions of wasting, and all can be mitigated by marijuana.”

--  Researchers at the University of California, San Diego 2008

 

The list of major institutions that believe that Medical Marijuana is efficacious in the treatment of HIV and AIDS goes on and on and includes; Consumer Reports, Institute of Medicine (IOM), the United Kingdom’s House of Lords Science and Technology Committee, Australian National Task Force, National Research Council and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada etc. etc.


MMJDOCTORONLINE Notes:  Many Californian physicians routinely treat AIDS sufferers with Medical Marijuana.  Our Medical Cannabis doctors provide Marijuana Consultations and 420 evaluations online, affordably and easily.  We provide our clients with Medical Marijuana recommendations and MMJ Cards that allow access to Medical Marijuana anywhere in the State of California.


Further Reading 
 

THC improves appetite and reverses weight loss in AIDS patients

Dronabinol and marijuana in HIV-positive marijuana smokers: caloric intake, mood, and sleep.

Cannabis in painful HIV-associated sensory neuropathy

Smoked cannabis therapy for HIV-related painful peripheral neuropathy

Short-term effects of cannabinoids in patients with HIV-1 infection

Dronabinol as a treatment for anorexia associated with weight loss in patients with AIDS.

Effect of dronabinol on nutritional status in HIV infection.

Dronabinol stimulates appetite and causes weight gain in HIV patients.

Dronabinol effects on weight in patients with HIV infection.

Recent clinical experience with dronabinol.

Marijuana as therapy for people living with HIV/AIDS: Social and health aspects

Marijuana and AIDS: A Four-Year Study

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