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AIDS / HIV - Resource: INFO - Definitions Definitions - "What Is AIDS?" and "What Is HIV?":

"AIDS stands for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Acquired– means that the disease is not hereditary but develops after birth from contact with a disease causing agent (in this case, HIV). Immunodeficiency – means that the disease is characterized by a weakening of the immune system. Syndrome– refers to a group of symptoms that collectively indicate or characterize a disease. In the case of AIDS this can include the development of certain infections and/or cancers, as well as a decrease in the number of certain cells in a person’s immune system.

HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is the virus that causes AIDS. This virus may be passed from one person to another when infected blood, semen, or vaginal secretions come in contact with an uninfected person’s broken skin or mucous membranes. In addition, infected pregnant women can pass HIV to their baby during pregnancy or delivery, as well as through breast-feeding. People with HIV have what is called HIV infection. Some of these people will develop AIDS as a result of their HIV infection."

AIDS / HIV - Resource: INFO - What is HIV/Aids What is HIV/Aids | If you are HIV positive, or know somebody who is, the following explanation of HIV/Aids is old news but, for completeness, it has to be included. Please bear with us. AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome:

  • Acquired means its an infection you can get – in this case HIV

  • Immune Deficiency means the infection attacks the immune system – the body system that fights disease

  • Syndrome is a word used to describe the group of symptoms that go with a specific disease.

If you get infected with HIV, your body will try to fight the infection. It will make antibodies, special molecules to fight HIV. If you have a blood test that finds HIV antibodies, it means that you have been infected with HIV and you are, therefore, HIV positive. Being HIV-positive is not the same as having AIDS. Many people are HIV-positive but don’t get sick for many years. However, as HIV disease continues, it slowly wears down the immune system; infections, viruses and fungi that are usually not problematic can make you very sick. To measure the damage caused by the HIV, doctors count the CD4+ cells in your blood. These cells, also known as T-helper cells, are part of the system responsible for fighting off ‘invading’ cells and thus keeping your body healthy. As your immune system becomes progressively less efficient the number of CD4+ cells falls. Healthy people have between 500 and 1,500 CD4+cells in millilitre of blood.

AIDS / HIV - Resource: INFO - Treatments Traditional Treatments for HIV | There is no cure for AIDS. Although there are drugs that slow down the HIV virus, and the damage to your immune system, there is nothing that will rid your body of the HIV completely. The amount of HIV circulating in the blood is known as the viral-load and HIV medication is designed to lower the viral-load and stop the HIV from reproducing. Along with these retro-viral drugs other drugs are used to help the body fight off opportunistic infections. Some anti-HIV drugs combine the roles, both reducing the viral load and reducing the number of infections.

SOURCEs: (1) ProCon.org (ORG) | Supporting info for Pros and Cons on Issues; click -> http://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/view.answers.php?questionID=000129 <- for more. (2) MedicalMarijuanaBlog.com (BLOG) | The Benefits of Cannabis for HIV/AIDS; click -> http://www.medicalmarijuanablog.com/benefits/hiv-aids-068.html <- for more.


AIDS / HIV - Resource: INFO - Aids Aids info (INF) | All You Need to Know About Aids. SymptomFind.com (LNKs {Web Ring/s} ) Home Health A-Z Diseases & Conditions Nutrition & Supplements Healthy Living Cancer  Visit - http://www.symptomfind.com/search.php?q=aids+treatment - for more.

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AIDS / HIV - Information: Opposition to Medical Cannabis for AIDS / HIV The Institute of Medicine concluded in its Mar. 1999 report titled "Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base":

    "The relationship between marijuana smoking and the natural course of AIDS is of particular concern because HIV patients are the largest group who report using marijuana for medical purposes. Marijuana use has been linked both to increased risk of progression to AIDS in HIV-seropositive patients and to increased mortality in AIDS patients.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) stated in a Jan. 2, 2002 email to ProCon.org:

    "Marijuana can affect the immune system by impairing the ability of T-cells to fight off infections, demonstrating that marijuana can do more harm than good in people with already compromised immune systems." Jan. 2, 2002 - US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
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AIDS / HIV - Resource: NEWs - HIV/AIDS Doc Opposes Medical Pot; Physician says marijuana no help to patients NBCwashington.com > news > local >> HIV/AIDS Doc Opposes Medical Pot; Physician says marijuana no help to patients - By P.J. Orvetti - Tuesday, Oct 12, 2010 | Medical marijuana will be available in the District of Columbia starting at some point in 2011, under tight restrictions. In August, Mayor Adrian Fenty’s administration issued a detailed set of rules, which will be taken up by the D.C. Council this fall. At the time, Fenty said, “All District residents deserve access to the full slate of medical treatments available. My administration will work to ensure that medical marijuana is dispensed safely and efficiently.” The rules call for the creation of five dispensaries, where marijuana will actually be obtained, and 10 cultivation centers, where the plants will be grown. The dispensary sites have not been chosen yet, but there has been talk of Adams Morgan, Georgetown, Petworth, and Takoma Park, among other places.

The D.C. law permits physicians to recommend marijuana for patients with cancer, glaucoma, and other conditions that cannot be treated effectively by other means. It also permits the prescription of marijuana for HIV/AIDS -- but one doctor who treats patients with HIV thinks that’s a bad idea. “Medical marijuana, although a popular concept among patients and activists, has not been shown in clinical trials to be beneficial for those infected with HIV,” says Andy Catanzaro, an infectious diseases physician practicing in the District. “It may benefit other patients, but in my practice there are none infected with HIV who would derive benefit from using marijuana.”  Visit - http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/HIVAIDS-Doc-Opposes-Medical-Pot-104745934.html - for more.

AIDS / HIV - Resource: INFO - AIDS Wasting Syndrome AIDS Wasting Syndrome | (INF) In 1992, the FDA approved the use of synthetic THC, dronabinol (product name - Marinol), for anorexia in AIDS patients. With the advent of new medications to treat AIDS Wasting, dronabinol is less frequently prescribed. Importantly, the smoking of crude marijuana by AIDS patients to obtain THC is not advised. Also, see National Institute on Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

    "THC is moderately effective in the treatment of AIDS wasting, but its long duration of action and intensity of side effects preclude routine use." American Medical Association, Report of the Council on Scientific Affairs, 10-1-97, Conclusions

Aside from the Conclusions section, this report addresses the use of marijuana and dronabinol in AIDS wasting on pages 8 and 9. (Report of the Council on Scientific Affairs)

    "The possibility that frequent and prolonged marijuana use might lead to clinically significant impairments of immune system function is great enough that relevant studies should be part of any marijuana medication development research, particularly when marijuana will be used by patients with compromised immune systems." National Institutes of Health Report, page 12

A two-day scientific meeting "Workshop on the Medical Utility of Marijuana" was held on February 19-20, 1997 to "review the scientific data concerning the potential therapeutic uses for marijuana and the need for and feasibility of additional research." The report from this workshop addresses appetite stimulation/cachexia on pages 4, 25, 26 and 27. (National Institutes of Health Report)  Visit - http://www.mfiles.org/Marijuana/medicinal_use/b3_aids_waste_syndrome.html - for more.



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    Myasthenia Gravis resource - RxMarihuana.com: Index of Medical Conditions Treated by Cannabis, INFO from ORG Updated NORML Report Highlights Marijuana's Role In Moderating Disease Progression; 'Emerging Clinical Applications' Booklet Reviews Nearly 200 Studies On The Therapeutic Use Of Cannabis Clinical and preclinical research on the therapeutic use of cannabis indicates that cannabinoids may curb the progression of various life-threatening diseases – including multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, and brain cancer, according to an updated report published by the NORML Foundation. NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano, who authored the report, said: "The conditions profiled in this report were chosen because patients frequently ask me about the use of cannabis to treat these disorders. Ideally, with this report in their hands, patients can now begin talking openly with their physicians about whether cannabis therapy is appropriate for them."  Visit - norml.org/component/zoo/category/recent-research-on-medical-marijuana - for more.

    Myasthenia Gravis resource - RxMarihuana.com: Index of Medical Conditions Treated by Cannabis, INFO from ORG Medical Use of Cannabis (marijuana) | Here to Help > On this page: How does cannabis work as medicine? What conditions or symptoms is cannabis used to treat? How do people use cannabis for medical purposes? What is pharmaceutical cannabis, and how does it compare to herbal cannabis? What are the side effects and risks of using cannabis to treat symptoms or medical conditions? Drug interactions Quality Is using cannabis for medicinal purposes legal? What are compassion clubs? What are some barriers to using cannabis for medicinal purposes? What to do if you or someone you know needs more information about medical cannabis  Visit - heretohelp.bc.ca/factsheet/medical-use-of-cannabis - for more.

    Myasthenia Gravis resource - RxMarihuana.com: Index of Medical Conditions Treated by Cannabis, INFO from ORG HowStuffWorks "How Medical Marijuana Works" | So how, exactly, does medical marijuana work to treat these conditions? Why, if this medicine is so effective for some people, does it remain controversial and, in many places, illegal? In this article, we'll take a look at the medical, legal, and practical issues surrounding medical marijuana in the United States. We'll examine why some people, like Burton Aldrich, depend on it to live normally. We'll also examine some of the intriguing intersections between pharmaceutical companies, the government and the medical marijuana industry. Visit - science.howstuffworks.com/medical-marijuana.htm - for more.

    Myasthenia Gravis resource - RxMarihuana.com: Index of Medical Conditions Treated by Cannabis, INFO from ORG Medical Marijuana Benefits, Helps These Conditions | You might be surprised to find that it wasn’t just ancient peoples who used the drug; marijuana remained in the United States pharmacopoeia until 1941. Up until that time, cannabis was freely available in shops and, in the UK, Queen Victoria, that most conservative of royals, used cannabis to alleviate her menstrual cramps. ... are predominantly using cannabis to treat symptoms of ... We believe Medical Marijuana will help these conditions: Please let us know your experiences in using medical marijuana to treat various conditions.  Visit - www.medicalmarijuanablog.com/benefits/conditions-helped.html - for more.

    Myasthenia Gravis resource - RxMarihuana.com: Index of Medical Conditions Treated by Cannabis, INFO from ORG Medical marijuana (cannabis) - common uses | Common Medical Uses for Cannabis (Marijuana) ... Medical Marijuana Dispensaries - Directory of Medical Marijuana ... Cannabidiol improves symptoms of generalized social anxiety disorder in… ... Medical Marijuana Dispensaries - Directory of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Project CBD Cannabinoid Profiles of Cannabis Strains Cannabis Laboratories: The Testing Landscape in America See also: An Overview of the Endogenous Cannabinoid System  Visit - www.letfreedomgrow.com/cmu/index.htm - for more.

    Myasthenia Gravis resource - RxMarihuana.com: Index of Medical Conditions Treated by Cannabis, INFO from ORG Complete List of Conditions Treatable With Marijuana | Check out the articles below to learn about how medical marijuana can be useful in treating specific medical conditions. We'll help you find the best ways to ingest medical marijuana to treat your condition, what strains will be most beneficial and we'll even help you connect with other folks with the same condition.  Visit - medicalmarijuana.com/treatments-with-medical-marijuana-cannabis - for more.

    Myasthenia Gravis resource - RxMarihuana.com: Index of Medical Conditions Treated by Cannabis, INFO from ORG What symptoms do patients treat with ... , Salt Lake City Medical Marijuana ... representative for the American Alliance for Medical Cannabis ... One question the 2011 Medical Marijuana Survey (sponsored by Legalize Utah) queried which received some of the most detailed responses was” “Do you use Medical Marijuana to treat any physical or psychological conditions and if so, which conditions”.  Visit - www.examiner.com/article/what-symptoms-do-patients-treat-with-medicinal-cannabis - for more.

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    Myasthenia Gravis resource - Tetrahydrocannabinol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Tetrahydrocannabinol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | (INF) Tetrahydrocannabinol (tet-ra-hy-dro-ka-nab-i-nol; THC), also known as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta9-THC), Delta1-THC (using an older chemical nomenclature), or dronabinol, is the main psychoactive substance found in the cannabis plant. ... Two studies indicate that THC also has an anticholinesterase action which may implicate it as a potential treatment for Alzheimer's and Myasthenia Gravis.  Visit - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetrahydrocannabinol - for more.


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AIDS / HIV - Information: Reasons to use Medical Cannabis for AIDS / HIV The Institute of Medicine concluded in its Mar. 1999 report titled "Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base":

    "The profile of cannabinoid drug effects suggest 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. Although some medications are more effective than marijuana for these problems, they are not equally effective in all patients. A rapid-onset (that is, acting within minutes) delivery system should be developed and tested in such patients. Smoking marijuana is not recommended. The long-term harm caused by smoking marijuana makes it a poor drug delivery system, particularly for patients with chronic illnesses." Mar. 1999 - Institute of Medicine "Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base" (988 KB)

The American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM) stated in an Oct. 8, 2007 Reason Magazine:

    "When appropriately prescribed and monitored, marijuana/cannabis can provide immeasurable benefits for the health and well-being of our patients." Oct. 8, 2007 - American Academy of HIV Medicine

Kate Scannell, MD, Co-Director of the Kaiser-Permanente Northern California Ethics Department, in a Feb. 16, 2003 article published in the San Francisco Chronicle wrote:

    "From working with AIDS and cancer patients, I repeatedly saw how marijuana could ameliorate a patient's debilitating fatigue, restore appetite, diminish pain, remedy nausea, cure vomiting and curtail down-to-the-bone weight loss." Feb. 16, 2003 - Kate Scannell, MD

Margaret Haney, PhD, Associate Professor of Clinical Neuroscience at Columbia University, et. al, in their Aug. 15, 2007 study titled "Dronabinol and Marijuana in HIV-Positive Marijuana Smokers: Caloric Intake, Mood, and Sleep," published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, stated:

    "As compared with placebo, marijuana and dronabinol [a synthetic pill form of THC] dose dependently increased daily caloric intake and body weight in HIV-positive marijuana smokers... Effects of marijuana and dronabinol were comparable, except that only marijuana (3.9% THC) improved ratings of sleep. Conclusions: These data suggest that for HIV-positive marijuana smokers, both dronabinol (at doses 8 times current recommendations) and marijuana were well tolerated and produced substantial and comparable increases in food intake." Aug. 15, 2007 - Margaret Haney, PhD

Donald I. Abrams, MD, Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco, et al., wrote in Feb. 13, 2007 article titled "Cannabis in Painful HIV-Associated Sensory Neuropathy: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial" in the journal Neurology:

    "Objective: To determine the effect of smoked cannabis on the neuropathic pain of HIV-associated sensory neuropathy, and an experimental pain model. [...] Patients were randomly assigned to smoke either cannabis (3.56% thc) or identical placebo cigarettes with the cannabinoids extracted three times daily for 5 days. [...] Conclusion: Smoked cannabis was well tolerated and effectively relieved chronic neuropathic pain from HIV-associated sensory neuropathy. The findings are comparable to oral drugs used for chronic neuropathic pain." Feb. 13, 2007 - Donald Abrams, MD

Consumer Reports Magazine stated in May 1997:

    "Consumer Reports believes that, for patients with advanced AIDS and terminal cancer, the apparent benefits some derive from smoking marijuana outweigh any substantiated or even suspected risks." May 1997 - Consumer Reports Magazine

 Visit - http://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/view.answers.php?questionID=000129 - for more.

AIDS / HIV - Resource: INFO - Cannabis Use with HIV - AIDS | The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) first described the disease known as acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) in July of 1981. As this epidemic spread worldwide patients found that cannabis helped prevent the "wasting syndrome," common among AIDS patients, by stimulating their appetite. As new medications were developed to fight the HIV infection patients also learned that cannabis could control the nausea and vomiting caused by those medications. Kenny Jenks, a hemophiliac patient became HIV positive from contaminated blood supplies that he received to provide him the clotting factors he needed for survival. Unaware that he was infected, he transmitted the virus to his wife Barbra. These 2 Florida residents learned about cannabis and following their arrest for using the medication they were eventually able to gain access through the IND program. It was because of the high influx of applications into the IND program for legal access to medical marijuana by HIV/AIDS patients that the federal government made the decision to close the program to new patients in 1992.

Cannabis may also be helpful for AIDS-related neuropathic pain and AIDS-associated dementia. Faculty Presentations on AIDS and Cannabis (Video - Cannabis & Neuropathic Pain, Dr. Abrams, Pt 1) - Introducing his study on smoked Cannabis (marijuana) in Pain and Palliative Care", Donald Abrams, MD, UCSF School of Integrative Medicine, presents methodology to the Fourth Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics, Santa Barbara, CA - April, 2006. This presentation and subsequent publication early the next year was the culmination of a decade long effort to conduct a sanctioned study using U.S. government cannabis. Dr. Abrams eventually had to structure the study to show possible harms of smoking cannabis when used as medicine.  Visit - http://www.medicalcannabis.com/Indications-for-Use/hiv-aids - for more.

AIDS / HIV - Resource: INFO - AIDS/HIV – Orange County & Riverside Medical Marijuana | Studies conducted around the world have shown that there are multiple health benefits of medical marijuana for those suffering from AIDS/HIV. Orange County and Riverside medical marijuana providers can now sell medical cannabis to AIDS patients who need it. Medical marijuana has been found to provide relief in a number of conditions that AIDS patients suffer from, including nerve pain, wasting syndrome and treatment of nausea. Neuropathic pain is one of the most debilitating symptoms of AIDS/HIV, reducing the quality of life in patients. Cannabinoid compounds, found medical marijuana, have the ability to modulate pain perception and relieve the pain of peripheral neuropathy. Studies have found that AIDS patients who suffer debilitating nerve pain are greatly benefited by smoking marijuana and that the relief was as much or more than that typically provided by prescription drugs. For those with AIDS/HIV, Dr. Mantell a Orange County and Riverside medical marijuana doctor offers recommendations to patients who what to achieve pain relief with fewer side effects.

In patients with AIDS, the side-effects of protease inhibitor therapy, a daily cocktail of 25 to 30 powerful anti-retroviral drugs can cause severe nausea. This can make it difficult for patients to adhere to their essential drug regimen. They also suffer from appetite loss due to fatigue or drug side effects. Poor appetite leads to anorexia and AIDS wasting syndrome, a typical symptom for those suffering from this disease. People with HIV use marijuana because it is known to stimulating the appetite and reduce nausea. For patients with AIDS/HIV, Dr. Mantell an Orange County and Riverside medical marijuana doctor offers recommendations to patients need relief from severe pain, nausea, and appetite loss. A San Francisco study found that the patients gained weight and their condition improved when given medical marijuana. A Columbia University clinical trial showed that smoked marijuana has a clear medical benefit in HIV-positive patients. When given cannabis four times daily, patients experienced substantial increases in food intake with few side-effects. For those who are suffering from AIDS/HIV Orange County and Riverside, medical marijuana can help boost appetite and prevent wasting syndrome.  Visit - http://www.thcmd4u.com/AIDSHIV.php - for more.

AIDS / HIV - Resource: INFO - WHY DO PEOPLE WITH HIV USE MARIJUANA? WHY DO PEOPLE WITH HIV USE MARIJUANA? | (ORG) People with HIV use marijuana to stimulate appetite and to reduce nausea. Many people with HIV have low appetite. This can be due to fatigue or drug side effects. Low appetite can lead to AIDS wasting (see fact sheet 518.) 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 may also relieve the pain of peripheral neuropathy (see fact sheet 555). A recent study confirmed it is useful for that purpose. | HOW DO WE KNOW IT WORKS? - Many scientific studies document marijuana’s ability to reduce nausea, increase appetite, and decrease pressure in the eye.

THE BOTTOM LINE | Marijuana is an herb that is smoked or baked into food. It has been used for health purposes for thousands of years. It was legal in the United States until the 1930s. It stimulates the appetite, reduces nausea and some types of pain, and reduces pressure inside the eye. US drug policy made marijuana illegal in 1970. However, doctors can prescribe Marinol. It is a synthetic version of THC, an active substance in marijuana. Not everyone gets the same results from Marinol as from marijuana. Some people with AIDS use marijuana to stimulate their appetites or to avoid nausea when taking their ARVs. A few states have passed medical marijuana laws that permit limited use for health purposes.  Visit - http://www.aidsinfonet.org/fact_sheets/view/731 - for more.

AIDS / HIV - Resource: INFO - Cannabis and HIV Cannabis and HIV | Marijuana can help HIV patients in several ways; it can:

  • Ease nausea

  • Increase appetite

  • Control nerve pain

  • Ease depression

  • Help sleeping

Marijuana and Nausea | A valuable effect of marijuana is its ability to reduce nausea, a property which is used to good effect in helping cancer sufferers deal with the side-effects of chemotherapy. Many HIV patients become nauseated at the thought of taking their anti-viral medication; marijuana can help control that nausea, thus ensuring that all medications are taken as scheduled.

Marijuana and Appetite | The fatigue that accompanies HIV infection can also cause patients to feel nauseous. It becomes a vicious circle; the fatigue makes you feel sick, feeling sick makes eating difficult, not eating leads to fatigue. This complex cycle can lead to AIDS-wasting. Anybody who has used marijuana will have experienced the munchies. This increase in appetite can help prevent, or at least slow down, AIDS wasting.

Marijuana and Nerve Pain (Neuropathy) | There have been countless anecdotal reports of marijuana relieving the pain, nausea and muscular spasticity that often accompany cancer, AIDS, multiple sclerosis and other ailments. In 2008, scientists reported that cannabis can ease nerve pain. Researchers at University of California Davis examined whether marijuana produces analgesia for patients with neuropathic pain. The thirty-eight patients in the study were given either high-dose cannabis, low-dose cannabis, or a placebo.

In the placebo group, less than a quarter reported pain reduction. But both the cannabis receiving groups showed a measurable reduction in pain levels. Interestingly, they showed the same level of pain reduction; that is, pain reduction was not dose related. This means that smoking more cannabis does not result in greater pain reduction. However, patients suffering from debilitating nerve pain got as much or more relief by smoking marijuana as they would typically get from prescription drugs — and with fewer side effects.

Marijuana and Depression | Now this is a Pandora’s Box like no other in the world of marijuana – some saying that marijuana contributes to depression and others saying that it helps it. Back in 2007 researchers actually found that it does both. According to researchers McGill University and Le Centre de Recherché Fernand Seguin of Hôpital in Quebec and l’Université de Montréal in Montreal from THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, increases serotonin when smoked in low doses, similar to SSRI antidepressants, such as Prozac. However, at higher doses, the effect reverses itself and can actually worsen depression and other psychiatric conditions like psychosis.

The antidepressant and intoxicating effects of cannabis are due to its chemical similarity to natural substances in the brain known as endo-cannabinoids, which are released under conditions of high stress or pain. The study demonstrated that these receptors have a direct effect on the cells producing serotonin, which is a neurotransmitter that regulates the mood.

Marijuana as a Sleep Aid | One of the most common side effects of marijuana is drowsiness, which makes it a helpful sleep aid for just about anyone having difficulty sleeping. Many insomniacs will smoke a little bit of marijuana in the evening before they know they need to go to sleep. For certain individuals, using marijuana is the only way they can fall asleep at night and get a full night’s rest. However, some users report that cannabis-induced sleep is far from refreshing. It’s a case of finding out what’s right for you. ... Directory of Aids Charities and Support Groups in the USA, Directory of Aids Charities and Support Groups in the UK ...  Visit - http://www.medicalmarijuanablog.com/benefits/hiv-aids-068.html - for more.

AIDS / HIV - Resource: INFO - Medical Benefits of Marijuana in the Treatment of AIDS/HIV Medical Benefits of Marijuana in the Treatment of AIDS/HIV | (INF) Medical Marijuana is reported to provide major relief for AIDS patients from the pain and nausea caused by the onset of an AIDS induced infection. Patients suffering from AIDS/HIV often speak of the substantial medical benefits realized from their use of marijuana. Medical Marijuana is reported to provide major relief for AIDS patients from the pain and nausea caused by the onset of an AIDS induced infection. Patients suffering from AIDS/HIV often speak of the substantial medical benefits realized from their use of marijuana. Most of these patients smoke marijuana rather then ingesting it, mostly because of the time it takes marijuana to reach the brain and get absorbed through the bloodstream.

The medical benefits of marijuana did not just recently emerge nor are the benefits of medical marijuana limited to those suffering from AIDS. Medical marijuana has also been used to reduce the acute and chronic pain associated with a host of different types of terminally ill cancer patients and people suffering from glaucoma. Medical marijuana has also been reported to provide relief from such ailments as, migraines, menstrual cramps and painful muscle spasms. People with HIV have been using medical marijuana to reduce chronic pain and stimulate appetite for over thirty years. Today, there are over twenty-five HIV drugs available to battle the disease. Medical marijuana is just one in a series of drugs used in the treatment of AIDS.  Visit - http://guides.gottrouble.com/Medical_Benefits_of_Marijuana_in_the_Treatment_of_AIDSHIV-a1160711.html - for more.

AIDS / HIV - Resource: INFO - YouTube - Cannabis Medicine - AIDS - Medical YouTube - Cannabis Medicine - AIDS - Medical ... Uploaded by hampapartiet on Mar 22, 2009 | (WEB) Cannabis and AIDS: Wasting Syndrome Category: News & Politics Tags: Lester Grinspoon Donald Abrams San Francisco ... Yes; Cannabis works for many diseases and cures some also. What pharmaceutical drug has ever cured anything? The lies will be revealed. I should say the lies have been revealed? about Cannabis and a great many other coverups and frauds by the World Governments. Please stop putting your trust in them and start finding out the cause for all this corruption. And hey to hampapartiet; Thanks for taking the time to put this on Youtube. Peace to you and yours!  Visit - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcuDhqc7Bps - for more.

AIDS / HIV - Resource: INFO - AIDS  AIDS (INF) | A study published in 2004 showed that roughly a quarter of all AIDS patients were using cannabis as a means of pain or anxiety relief, to curb nausea, and to help improve their appetites, but this should not come as a surprise because it is widely recognized that medical marijuana's anti-emetic and analgesic properties are beneficial in the treatment of HIV and AIDS-related symptoms. Several different organizations, including the U.K House of Lords Science and Technology Committee, the Australian National Task Force on Cannabis, and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) have reviewed the use of cannabis for AIDS treatment. The IOM's research, specifically, came to the conclusion that, "For patients such as those with AIDS or who are undergoing chemotherapy and who suffer simultaneously from severe pain, nausea, and appetite loss, cannabinoid drugs might offer broad-spectrum relief not found in any other single medication."

AIDS Wasting Syndrome | Before the invention of protease-inhibitor drugs, AIDS wasting syndrome was a common complication of HIV infection, causing extreme weight loss and cachexia (loss of weight and appetite, fatigue, and muscle atrophy), which symptoms serve to increase the debilitation of patients who are already living with compromised or failing immune systems and (in some cases) other opportunistic infections (i.e. pneumonia). Because the common side effects of cannabis use include an increased appetite, as well as the relief of other AIDS symptoms, either medical-grade marijuana or cannabinoid drugs (drugs synthesized from cannabis), are frequently employed as alternative treatment in the United States, Canada, and Europe. In those parts of the world, such as Africa, where marijuana is not readily available or affordable, the wasting syndrome is still a significant risk for AIDS patients, and has entered the cultural vernacular as the "slim disease."  Visit - http://www.cannabissearch.com/medical_benefits/aids/ - for more.

AIDS resource - Marijuana: 1276 user reviews - DailyStrength, INFO from ORG Marijuana: 1276 user reviews - DailyStrength | (INF) Medically, cannabis is most often used as an appetite stimulant and pain reliever for certain ... AIDS, Narcolepsy, Obsessive Compulsive Diso. ... I use medical marijuana o... Marijuana (also known as Cannabis) Medically, cannabis is most often used as an appetite stimulant and pain reliever for certain illnesses such as cancer, AIDS and other diseases. It is used to relieve glaucoma and certain neurological illnesses such as epilepsy, migraine and bipolar disorder. It has also been found to relieve nausea for chemotherapy pa... more at Wikipedia

Treatment Success Rates ... Top 5 Communities; Condition, Members, Success - Chronic Pain, 684, 86%; Depression, 55 96%; Bipolar Disorder, 44, 95%; Anxiety, 32 94%; Fibromyalgia, 26, 100%; Overall, 90% (1106 Members) - find Marijuana helpful  Visit - http://www.dailystrength.org/treatments/Marijuana - for more.

AIDS resource - RxMarihuana.com: Index of Medical Conditions Treated by Cannabis, INFO from ORG RxMarihuana.com: Index of Medical Conditions | (INF) Marijuana: The Forbidden Medicine. Index of Medical Conditions Addressed We will soon ... MUSCLE SPASM AIDS MYOFASCIAL PAIN SYNDROME, NARCOLEPSY ... and more.  Visit - http://rxmarijuana.com/medical_conditions.htm - for more.

AIDS resource - Tetrahydrocannabinol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Tetrahydrocannabinol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | (INF) Tetrahydrocannabinol ( /?t?tr??ha?dr?k??næb?n?l/ tet-r?-hy-dr?-k?-nab-i-nol; THC), also known as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (?9-THC), ?1-THC (using an older chemical nomenclature), or dronabinol, is the main psychoactive substance found in the cannabis plant. ... Two studies indicate that THC also has an anticholinesterase action[16][17] which may implicate it as a potential treatment for Alzheimer's and AIDS.  Visit - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetrahydrocannabinol - for more.

Cannabis Therapeutics in HIV/AIDS book "Cannabis Therapeutics in HIV/AIDS" (Book)   Haworth Integrative Healing Press, 10 Alice St., Binghamton, NY 13904-1580. 230p., index. (Journal of Cannabis Therapeutics, v. 1, nos. 3-4, 2001).  ISBN 0-7890-1698-2, 0-7890-1699-0pbk.  $44.95, $24.95pbk.   Edited by Ethan Russo. 2001.   "The therapeutic use of cannabis or marijuana has been debated over and over.  Laws are on the books banning its use and making it illegal to possess.  However, there are increasingly more studies where HIV/AIDS sufferers are seen to benefit from using this drug.  This collection of articles in the Journal of Cannabis Therapeutics provides a closer examination of the issues surrounding the use of cannabis as a therapeutic drug."  This is a recommended book for all academic and health science libraries.  Available online at: (1) http://www.aegis.com/pubs/books/2002/BK021131.html
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AIDS / HIV - Resource: INFO - Barriers to access to medical cannabis for Canadians living with HIV/AIDS Barriers to access to medical cannabis for Canadians living with HIV/AIDS - by Belle-Isle L, Hathaway A. - Source: Canadian AIDS Society, Otawa, Ontario. AIDS Care. 2007 Apr;19(4):500-6. | (INF) Abstract - North American studies suggest that as many as one-third of people living with HIV/AIDS self-medicate with cannabis for relief of physical and stress-related symptoms. Although cannabis remains a controlled substance in Canada, legal access has been granted to people with HIV/AIDS and other serious illness under the Marihuana Medical Access Regulations (MMAR) since 2001. Several years into the programme, however, few Canadians ( approximately 1400) have obtained MMAR approval, suggesting that substantial obstacles remain. This paper reports findings from a 2005 survey (n=197) and focus groups conducted to identify barriers to access to medical cannabis among people living with HIV/AIDS. Most (86%) respondents who reported using cannabis as medicine continue to rely on illegal sources for their supply. They cited lack of information, product quality concerns, and an onerous, confusing application process among other problems mentioned with the MMAR. The findings are discussed in terms of policy suggestions for facilitating access to a legal source of cannabis for medical users.  Visit - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17453590 - for more.

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AIDS / HIV - Resource: ORG - The Critical Path AIDS Project The Critical Path AIDS Project (http://www.critpath.org/cpap/index.php) | was founded by Kiyoshi Kuromiya, a life-long activist who fought for civil rights, gay liberation, racial injustice and health care for all.   In his memory critical path has expanded to offer internet technology, training and advocacy to communities, families and inidviduals hwo have been excluded from or not invited to learn the information and advocacy potential of these new technologies.  visit: http://www.critpath.org/

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AIDS / HIV - Resource: INFO - HIV/AIDS and Medical Marijuana; 
A Note from Americans for Safe Access HIV/AIDS and Medical Marijuana; A Note from Americans for Safe Access (ASA) | (ORG) We are committed to ensuring safe, legal availability of marijuana for medical uses. This brochure is intended to help doctors, patients and policymakers better understand how marijuana—or "cannabis" as it is more properly called—may be used as a treatment for people with serious medical conditions. This booklet contains information about using cannabis as medicine. In it you'll find information on: Why Cannabis is Legal to Recommend; Overview of the Scientific Research on Medical Cannabis; Research on Cannabis and HIV/AIDS; Comparison of Medications: Efficacy and Side-Effects ; Why Cannabis is Safe to Recommend; Testimonials of Patients and Doctors; History of Cannabis as Medicine; Scientific and Legal References. We recognize that information about using cannabis as medicine has been difficult to obtain. The federal prohibition on cannabis has meant that modern clinical research has been limited, to the detriment of medical science and the wellness of patients. But the documented history of the safe, medical use of cannabis dates to 2700 B.C. Cannabis was part of the American pharmacopoeia until 1942 and is currently available by prescription in the Netherlands and Canada.  Visit - http://www.safeaccessnow.org/article.php?id=4136 - for full web version or - http://http://www.safeaccessnow.org/downloads/AIDS_brochure.pdf - for PDF.

AIDS / HIV - Resource: INFO - Medical Marijuana and HIV/AIDS   (ORG) Medical Marijuana and HIV/AIDS | (ORG) Approximately 15% of the patients in the RI Medical Marijuana Program list were recommended medical marijuana by their doctors for treatment of HIV or AIDS. Beginning in the 1970s, a series of human clinical trials established cannabis's ability to stimulate food intake and weight gain in healthy volunteers. In AIDS patients, marijuana can improve appetite and alleviate nausea. Many patients also experience improved mood and weight gain. Unwanted effects are generally mild to moderate in intensity. From the Institute of Medicine (a federal agency) -

"For patients such as those with AIDS or who are undergoing chemotherapy and who suffer simultaneously from pain, nausea, and appetite loss, cannabinoid drugs might offer broad spectrum relief not found in any other single medication." -an excerpt from Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base (1999) Institute of Medicine. Print a free brochure on medical marijuana and HIV/AIDS from Americans for Safe Access. See Published Research Articles, and more.  Visit - http://ripatients.org/medical/aids-hiv/ - for more.

AIDS / HIV - Resource: INFO - Medical Organizations Endorsing Medical Cannabis (Marijuana) Medical Organizations Endorsing Medical Cannabis (Marijuana) | (INF) AIDS Action Council | DATE: November 1996 * POSITION: prescriptive access * SUPPORTING STATEMENTS: "[The] AIDS Action Council supports the elimination of federal restrictions that bar doctors from prescribing marijuana for medical use by individuals with HIV/AIDS. ... [The] AIDS Action Council supports reopeni ng the U.S. Public Health ServiceÕs Investigational New Drug Compassionate Access [Compassionate IND] program to provide access to medical-use marijuana for greater numbers of qualified patients. * REFERENCE: "Resolution in Support of Access to Medical-Use Marijuana," adopted by the Public Policy Committee of AIDS Action Council: November 15, 1996

AIDS Treatment News | DATE: January 1998 * POSITION: prescriptive access * SUPPORTING STATEMENTS: "The scientific case for medical [marijuana] use keeps growing stronger. Far more dangerous psychoactive drugs, like morphine, are successfully allowed in medical use. Somehow marijuana has become a symbolic or political hard line to be maintained by anti-drug believers regardless of human cost. The costs will mount until the public can organize itself to insist that those who urgently need this medicine can obtain and use it legally." * REFERENCE: AIDS Treatment News, #287, January 23, 1998

American Academy of Family Physicians | DATE: 1995 * POSITION: prescriptive access * SUPPORTING STATEMENTS: "The American Academy of Family Physicians [supports] the use of marijuana ... under medical supervision and control for specific medical indications." * REFERENCE: 1996-1997 AAFP Reference Manual - Selected Policies on Health Issues ... just to name a few.  Visit - http://www.perkel.com/politics/issues/endorse.htm - for more.

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AIDS / HIV - Resource: INFO - Medical Marijuana & HIV/AIDS - How is medical marijuana used by people with HIV/AIDS?  (ORG) Medical Marijuana & HIV/AIDS - How is medical marijuana used by people with HIV/AIDS? | (ORG) Medical marijuana is commonly used to relieve nausea, vomiting, and appetite loss sometimes caused by HIV infection or by medications used to treat HIV. Research has consistently found that these side effects are the leading reason patients interrupt or discontinue antiretroviral therapy (ART). Additionally, marijuana is sometimes used to relieve the pain of peripheral neuropathy, a condition which eventually impacts up to one-third of people with HIV. Has medical marijuana been studied in HIV/AIDS patients?Yes. Although foot-dragging by federal authorities delayed needed research for years, two clinical trials have been completed and more are underway.

Other information is available from observational studies. Results thus far have been consistently positive. A landmark study conducted at San Francisco General Hospital looked at the safety of medical marijuana use by patients on stable ART regimens and showed no adverse effects on viral load, CD4, or CD8 count, while the patients using marijuana gained more weight than those receiving a placebo.1 An observational study published in January 2005 found that patients experiencing ART-related nausea adhered to their drug regimens more consistently if they used marijuana. A study published in the journal Neurology in February 2007 reported that smoked marijuana “effectively relieved chronic pain from HIV-associated sensory neuropathy,” with few side effects.2, 3  Visit - http://www.mpp.org/assets/pdfs/library/MMJandHIV012010-1.pdf - for more.

AIDS / HIV - Resource: INFO - Levellers' Cannabis Section Levellers' Cannabis Section (online)   with their webPage Dedicated to D.C. AIDS Activist Steve Michael Died - May 25, 1998.   visit: http://www.levellers.org/cannabis.html

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AIDS / HIV - Resource: INFO - African Cannabis Agriculture, Politics, Poverty And Disease; A Review of Current African Situations "African Cannabis Agriculture, Politics, Poverty And Disease; A Review of Current African Situations." (Article) | Can Legalization of Hemp and/or Hashish Help Solve Some Of These Problems? This project is an attempt to make an overview of some of the serious Cannabis situations in Africa. With the overwhelming numbers and dimensions of death and dying in Africa, the AIDS, Malaria and other diseases, the political problems, civil wars, smuggling, slave running, environmental disasters, and international interventions, a new approach is needed.   All the years of anti-Cannabis repressions have culminated into the narco terrorism, corruption and drug disasters we see today. Whether its collapsing old agri systems, land ownership, civil war or refugees, new harder drugs, virtually every situation could benefit from a complete reversal of current laws and policies against Cannabis.   visit: http://www.utopiasprings.com/vcanagra.htm

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AIDS / HIV - Resource: INFO - Ask a HIV Specialist (BIZ) Ask a HIV Specialist | (BIZ) 9 HIV Doctors are Online! HIV/AIDS Answers Today: 7 - How JustAnswer Works: Ask an Expert - Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.   Get a Professional Answer - Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee - Pay nothing to your Expert if you're not satisfied.  Click -> here <- for more.

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AIDS / HIV - Resource: INFO - Medical Marijuana and HIV/AIDS: 
What Is HIV/AIDS? Medical Marijuana and HIV/AIDS: What Is HIV/AIDS? | (BIZ) AIDS is a chronic, life-threatening condition caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Medical Marijuana and HIV/AIDS | According to the World Health Organization, over 500,000 Americans have died from HIV/AIDS and over one million US citizens are living with the disease. It is a chronic, life-threatening condition that is one of the most commonly cited reasons cannabis patients get medical marijuana. In fact, each medical marijuana state includes HIV/AIDS as a qualifying medical condition. Patients living with HIV typically take antiretroviral drugs to prolong the onset of AIDS. But side effects of antiretroviral therapy—which include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and severe pain in the nerve endings (polyneuropathies)—are often unbearable. Other side effects of HIV/AIDS include wasting syndrome or cachexia and intractable pain. Many patients use medical marijuana to help manage their symptoms. According to 2005 study published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes[1], more than 60% of HIV patients use cannabis as a medicine.  Visit - https://www.marijuanadoctors.com/content/ailments/view/74?ailment=hiv-aids - for more.

AIDS / HIV - Resource: INFO - Medical Marijuana as Treatment for HIV/AIDS | (BIZ) HIV/AIDS patients have many difficulties from the symptoms of their disease, the psychological effects that come with the disease. Along with this is the adverse side effects caused by antiretroviral therapy such as nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite. The worst symptom of HIV/AIDS is cachexia (wasting syndrome) which causes weight loss, chronic weakness and diarrhea.   The success of Medical Marijuana treating HIV/AIDS is widely recognized. It s value as an anti-emetic (alleviates nausea/vomiting) and analgesic (alleviates pain) has been proven in numerous studies and government sponsored reviews. Medical Marijuana is known to stimulate appetite, improve ones mood and alleviate pain. Marijuana is also known to relieve chronic HIV-associated nerve pain, including aching, painful numbness and burning according to the February 13, 2007 Issue of Neurology.

Smoking medical marijuana can be harmful to the respiratory system, especially if not organically grown (it may contain harmful toxins). Consider these methods instead; vaporization, topical, and edible form.   If you suffer from HIV/AIDS and are interested in a natural alternative, please call our office today at 877.229.4201 for more information and/or to schedule and appointment with one of our Physicians. Or, simply fill out our Online Appointment Request Form.  Visit - http://www.cc4wellness.com/Medical%20Marijuana%20for%20HIV_AIDS.html - for more.

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AIDS / HIV - Resource: INFO - Marijuana and Aids (BIZ) Marijuana and Aids | (BIZ) What is Aids? - Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) refers to a specific group of diseases or conditions resulting from severe suppression of the immune system. Scientists have identified the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, to be the infectious agent causing AIDS. HIV destroys the immune system by attacking T-cells in the blood . Like chemotherapy for cancer patients, the standard treatments for HIV infection are highly toxic. Conventional drugs used to treat HIV infection such as zidovudine (AZT), lamivudine (3TC) and various protease inhibitors cause significant nausea, so patients have difficulty withstanding treatment. The nausea also heightens the loss of appetite and weight associated with AIDS. This can lead to a condition known as AIDS wasting syndrome. Wasting syndrome is one of the leading causes of death from AIDS, as it leaves the body weak and susceptible to rare cancers and unusual infections.

Marijuana and Aids-How can it help? | Marijuana not only helps people with AIDS combat nausea and improve their appetite, it relieves their muscle spasms, chronic fatigue and pain. People with AIDS who use marijuana to survive are probably the fastest growing group of medical marijuana patients today. They comprise the majority of members of cannabis buyers clubs in major California cities — 70% in Los Angeles and 90% in San Francisco. It is reasonable to conclude that with the rise in the epidemic over the last two decades, and with the increased toxicity of AIDS treatments, the number of people using marijuana to medicate themselves will continue to increase.  Visit - http://www.nicemarijuanaseeds.com/medical-marijuana/marijuana-and-aids/ - for more.

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AIDS / HIV - Resource: NEWs - Marijuana Eases Nerve Pain Due to HIV; 
Study Shows Smoking Pot Provides Pain Relief From HIV-Related Neuropathy Marijuana Eases Nerve Pain Due to HIV; Study Shows Smoking Pot Provides Pain Relief From HIV-Related Neuropathy - By Kelli Miller Stacy for WebMD Health News (Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD ) | (BIZ) Aug. 6, 2008 -- Smoking pot may help relieve pain in patients with HIV-related neuropathy, a form of nerve damage that leads to burning and tingling sensations, which can be hard to treat with traditional medications. "Neuropathy is a chronic and significant problem in HIV patients as there are few existing treatments that offer adequate pain management," researcher Ronald J. Ellis, MD, PhD, associate professor of neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, says in a news release.

Ellis and colleagues compared medical marijuana to a placebo (fake drug) in 28 patients with HIV-related neuropathic pain that was not adequately controlled by pain medications, including opioids. The team randomly assigned each participant to smoke either medical marijuana (cannabis) or a cigarette that resembled marijuana but did not contain the drug's active chemical, THC. The National Institute on Drug Abuse supplied both products. The participants smoked the material four times a day for five straight days, then abstained for two weeks, and then followed the same experiment again. Each person also continued to take prescribed painkillers during the trial.

Smoking the pot provided much greater pain relief than smoking the placebo. Forty-six percent of participants had clinically meaningful pain relief with pot compared to 18% with placebo. Pain relief varied from "strong" to "mild to moderate." The researchers say that medical marijuana significantly reduces HIV-related neuropathic pain when added to the patient's already-prescribed pain management regimen and may be an "effective option for pain relief" in those whose pain is not controlled with current medications.  Visit - http://www.webmd.com/hiv-aids/news/20080805/marijuana-eases-nerve-pain-due-to-hiv - for more.

AIDS - Resources: Business - ImmunoScience, Inc. ImmunoScience, Inc. (biz, links?) |   Sateesh Apte, M.D., a physician, formed ImmunoScience, Inc., a biotechnology company with scientists and investors to further develop and market a saliva diagnostic apparatus, a saliva based test for HIV-1 and HIV-2 (SALIVAX™) and a very exciting product - a potential cure for AIDS named Contre-Vir™.   Market and research HIV testing and diagnostic equipment and a HIV treatment vaccine.   visit: http://www.immunoscience.com/index.htm

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AIDS / HIV - Resource: BLOG - HIV, Aids, Medical Marijuana and Atripla; Supplemental Treatment HIV, Aids, Medical Marijuana and Atripla; Supplemental Treatment - September 15, 2010 | (BLOG) Recently I have taken care a handful of HIV+ patients who are taking the medication Atripla and also using medical marijuana to combat it’s side effect. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a virus that attacks the bodies immune cells leaving the patients susceptible to infection. Treatment has come a long way and today patients can live practically normal life expectancies if they follow a medication regimen to keep the viral activity down and their immune cells up. Unfortunately many of these medications have severe side effects that affect a patients overall quality of life. Nausea, lack of appetite and weight loss are just a few of the ones I have been seeing patients for.

Studies have shown that HIV+ patients are 30% more likely to stay on their medication regimen if using cannabis concomitantly. Atripla is one pill that contains three different HIV medications; Efavirenz + Emtricitabine + Tenofovir They work by disrupting the virus’ ability to multiple in the body and attack the immune cells. They are extremely effective but have a lot of common side effects: 1. Nausea, lack of appetite, vomiting, bloating, abdominal pain; 2. Dizziness and Drowsiness; 3. Headache; 4. Difficulty Sleeping/ Vivid Dreams. In addition there are more serious side effects but these are common. Of the three patients I took care of in the past week all were using them for it GI SIDE EFFECTS. They stated that when using marijuana their appetite improves, their nausea subsides and they can gain weight. ”I feel like eating again!” one patient excitedly told me.  Visit - http://www.mcsocal.com/blog/hiv-aids-medical-marijuana-and-atripla-supplemental-treatment - for more.

AIDS / HIV - Resource: INFO - Sacramento Medical Marijuana To Cure HIV/AIDS? Sacramento Medical Marijuana To Cure HIV/AIDS? - Jun 16 2011 | During the ancient times, a huge number of people had used cannabis as a newly found medication to cure various diseases. These diseases have been cured permanently or temporarily just by smoking dried buds of marijuana. My old folks even used this to cure their medical condition for several years without even the side effect of today's commonly-prescribed medications. According to some trusted cannabis researchers, smoking marijuana can lessen the pain caused by AIDS and they added that this medical cannabis has this so called substance commonly known as THC. This substance is very helpful in stopping the pain caused by AIDS. In short, medical cannabis has a great medical value and this alternative medicine is a very good pain reliever for different medical conditions.

But according to the federal government, this medicinal cannabis is classified as a drug with no medicinal value. They still don’t accept the idea that cannabis can be a good replacement for any regular drug in the market. This is the reason why they keep on denying the possibility of legalizing the use of this alternative medicine even for medical purposes. They still don’t see factual evidence concerning the increase of patients benefited by this medical cannabis. Many of them testified that they are actually cured by just smoking marijuana. Modern research has also found numerous evidence that can prove medical marijuana’s worth as an alternative medicine.

Meanwhile, because of the legalization in California of the use of this cannabis for medical purposes, many medical patients are now becoming aware of certain therapeutic uses of this medicinal marijuana. AIDS is curable if you would allow cannabis to get in the way.  Visit - http://www.shabong.com/myblog/sacramento-medical-marijuana-to-cure-hivaids.html - for more.

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AIDS / HIV - Resource: NEWs - Medical Marijuana in HIV/AIDS – Part 2: Science Is Mostly Positive On Medical Marijuana For People With HIV Home » Headline, News > Medical Marijuana in HIV/AIDS – Part 2: Science Is Mostly Positive On Medical Marijuana For People With HIV - By Shruti Kalra and Stephen Gardner; Jul 1, 2010 | This article is the second in a two-part series and will discuss the results of scientific studies examining medical marijuana use in people with HIV. Part 1 explored the current legal environment for medical marijuana.   Research has mostly shown that using medical marijuana helps ease common symptoms and side effects in people with HIV. However, there are also potentially serious risks, some of which are specific to people who are HIV positive.

Studies have estimated that about a quarter to a third of people with HIV use medical marijuana to ease their symptoms.   The active ingredient in marijuana, called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is actually available in two forms: the cannabis plant itself, which is usually smoked, and two different pills, which are available by prescription.

The cannabis plant, known simply as marijuana, is not approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and its use, possession, and cultivation are illegal according to federal law.   However, the government has said it does not plan to pursue medical marijuana users or their caregivers (see Part 1 of this series).  Visit - http://www.aidsbeacon.com/news/2010/07/01/medical-marijuana-in-hiv-aids-part-2-science-is-mostly-positive-on-medical-marijuana-for-people-with-hiv/ - for more.

AIDS / HIV - Resource: NEWs - Marijuana Relieves HIV-Related Neuropathic Pain Marijuana Relieves HIV-Related Neuropathic Pain - By Crystal Phend, Staff Writer, MedPage Today - August 06, 2008 (Reviewed by Dori F. Zaleznik, MD; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston.) | SAN DIEGO, Aug. 6 -- Medical marijuana may ease intractable neuropathic pain associated with HIV infection as well as other standard treatments, researchers said. Cannabis reduced neuropathic pain intensity from "strong" to "mild to moderate" on average, reported Ron Ellis, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of California San Diego, and colleagues online in Neuropsychopharmacology.

The number needed to treat to achieve a clinically meaningful 30% reduction in pain was comparable to other treatments for painful distal, sensory predominant polyneuropathy (3.5 versus 5.4 for lamotrigine [Lamictal] and 3.8 for gabapentin [Gabarone, Neurontin]). Neuropathic pain affects 30% or more of people infected with HIV and antiretroviral therapy doesn't substantially improve it, the researchers said. Nucleoside-analogue HIV reverse transcriptase inhibitors like didanosine (Videx) and stavudine (Zerit) can actually make it worse

Action Points

  • Explain to interested patients that federal law prohibits use of marijuana for medical purposes, although some states allow it.

  • Note that the study found cannabis to be as effective as some currently used treatments for HIV-related neuropathic pain.

 Visit - http://www.medpagetoday.com/HIVAIDS/HIVAIDS/10446 - for more.

AIDS / HIV - Resource: NEWs - Marijuana Relieves HIV Nerve Pain Main Category: HIV / AIDS > Also Included In: Pain / Anesthetics; Neurology / Neuroscience; Clinical Trials / Drug Trials >> Marijuana Relieves HIV Nerve Pain - 19 Feb 2007 | (NEWs) Smoking marijuana effectively relieves chronic HIV-associated nerve pain, including aching, painful numbness, and burning, according to a study published in the February 13, 2007, issue of Neurology®, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. For the study, 50 people with HIV-associated sensory neuropathy, the most common HIV nerve disorder, were admitted to a California hospital and randomly assigned to smoke either marijuana or identical placebo cigarettes three times a day for five days. The study found people who smoked marijuana reduced their daily nerve pain by 34 percent compared to 17 percent in the placebo group.  Visit - http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/63333.php - for more.

AIDS / HIV - Resource: NEWs - Cannabis Has 'Clear Medical Benefits' For HIV Patients, Study Says Home > News Archive > 2007 > Cannabis Has "Clear Medical Benefits" For HIV Patients, Study Says -- Smoked marijuana produces “substantial and comparable increases in food intake … with little evidence of discomfort and no impairment of cognitive performance” - June 28, 2007 | New York, NY, USA: Inhaling cannabis significantly increases daily caloric intake and body weight in HIV-positive patients, is well tolerated, and does not impair subjects’ cognitive performance, according to clinical trial data to be published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS).   Investigators at Columbia University in New York assessed the efficacy of inhaled cannabis and oral THC (Marinol) in a group of ten HIV-positive patients in a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. All of the subjects participating in the study had prior experience using marijuana therapeutically and were taking at least two antiretroviral medications.

Researchers reported that smoking cannabis (2.0 or 3.9 percent THC) four times daily "produced substantial … increases in food intake … with little evidence of discomfort and no impairment of cognitive performance."   On average, patients who smoked higher-grade cannabis (3.9 percent) increased their body weight by 1.1 kg over a four-day period. Researchers reported that inhaling cannabis increased the number of times subjects ate during the study, but did not alter the average number of calories consumed during each meal.  Visit - http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=7289 - for more.

AIDS - Article (NEWS) Cannabis Aids Creation, Appreciation of Music article "Cannabis Aids Creation, Appreciation of Music" (Article) | "So how was cannabis first connected to music?  One of the more striking effects noticed in the state of consciousness brought on by cannabis use is an acutely augmented appreciation of music.  The effect does not seem to fade with the habitual use of cannabis.   This perception of enhancement is curiously not limited to certain types of music, although many persons originally interested only in pop music, for example, have been known to suddenly find during a marijuana session that more "serious" music is entertaining in a way both unexpected and profound."  By Cyrus McNally, Source: Daily Bruin, Posted by FoM on April 18, 2001 at 21:36:05 PT.   visit: http://cannabisnews.com/news/thread9404.shtml

AIDS - Article (NEWS) Cannabis as an Adjunctive Treatment for AIDS Related Illness article "Cannabis as an Adjunctive Treatment for AIDS Related Illness", Part 2, By Tod Mikuriya (Article) | "Despite different causes of infectious assault upon the immune system be it the Human Immunodefficiency Virus or other viral, parasitic, or bacterial agents, cannabis has a long history of reputed efficacy in traditional medicine for increasing resistance to endemic infectious diseases in India."   One of many fine articles in the Schaffer Library of Drug Policy.   visit: http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/hemp/aidscan1.htm

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RxMarijuana.com - Marijuana: The Forbidden Medicine RxMarijuana.com | Marijuana: The Forbidden Medicine.   (ORG, inf, Book) Featured Medical Marijuana Patient Accounts * to share website visitors' medical marijuana histories to provide insight into uses for this medicine which are not widely known. … If you wish to send us a personal account of your medical marijuana experiences, ... Cannabis and AIDS by Michael McKenna ... visit: www.rxmarihuana.com/shared.htm

Medical-101.com Medical-101.com   (web-ring / link-list) * Your starting point for the best medical info. Free Medical Cannabis info Find what you're looking for! Visit: www.medical-101.com/s/medical_cannabis


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