HIV / AIDS & MEDICAL MARIJUANA

When Dr. Molina began to study the effect of Cannabis on HIV/AIDS patients, she predicted that the patients might get high and eat more. But this drug, as most drugs do, would probably cause more harm than good.   However, they found killer cells (lymphocyte) counts did not go down and sometimes they even went up.  In fact, it seemed that there was beneficial immunomodulation, particularly in the early stages of different infections.

“Not the first time when researchers have identified the benefits Marijuana can provide to people with HIV/AIDS. The findings stand on the shoulders of a great deal of research linking Pot and HIV/AIDS. Cannabis is among the most  promising treatments for nausea, appetite loss, chronic pain, anxiety and stress.” – Dr. Molina

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a potentially fatal condition, where a rogue virus (HIV) destroys key human immune cells and the patient is left defenseless from deadly infection, which kills many hosts. The AIDs virus is transmitted through the exchange of bodily fluids like blood, sex, mother’s milk, but not saliva.  Symptoms are the same as with any general infection, but persist and exacerbate until host’s death.

“I have learned more about love, selflessness and human understanding in this great adventure in the world of AIDS than I ever did in the cut-throat, competitive world in which I spent my whole life.”  – Anthony Perkins

Symptoms – Cause

  • Fever and Headache
  • Joint Pain
  • Rash
  • Swollen Tonsils & Lymph nodes
  • Sweating & night fever
  • Diarrhea, cramps, pain
  • Mouth & body sores

“Sometimes I have a bad feeling that I am dying not from the virus, but from being untouchable.”  – Amanda Heggs

Top 5 Drugs Prescribed  HIV / AIDS – 2015

  • Truvada
  • Atripla
  • Isentress
  • Norvir
  • Prezista

Truvada Side Effects: Hives;  swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat, difficulty breathing and etc. Early symptoms of lactic acidosis may get worse and this condition can be fatal. Emergency medical help needed right away if you have even mild symptoms like this: muscle pain or spasms, cold feeling in your arms and legs, breathing troubles, stomach pain, nausea and vomiting, uneven heart rate, dizziness, or very weak or tired feeling. 

 How Medical Marijuana Helps treat AIDS / HIV Patients – Doctor`s comments

“There is a growing body of clinical evidence demonstrating the efficacy of Cannabis in the treatment of symptoms like nausea, appetite loss, pain, and anxiety.” –  mmjdoctor.com

“Monkeys that received the daily THC treatments maintained higher levels of healthy cells (immune). These findings reveal novel mechanisms that may potentially contribute to cannabinoid-mediated disease modulation.” -Dr. Patricia Molina

“Smoked and oral consumption of cannabis did not seem to be unsafe in people with HIV infection with respect to HIV RNA levels, CD4 and CD8 cell counts, or protease inhibitor levels over a 3-week treatment.”  – Ronald J. Ellis, MD

“Patients receiving smoked Marijuana and Marijuana pills had improved immune function compared with those receiving placebo treatment . Patients also gained about 4-5 pounds more on average than those patients receiving placebo.”  – Donald Abrams, MD

“It looks like Marijuana is beneficial for patients with AIDS, especially in the early stages where it seems to slow HIV progression.  When we started the study, we thought it was going to increase viral load and decrease lymphocyte counts much more dramatically, and we did not see that. It looks like there might be some beneficial immunomodulation from medical marijuana treatment“  – Dr. Molina

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Mmj Doctor:  If you have AIDS and believe that medical marijuana might help yous, schedule your online appointment with one of our licensed medical marijuana doctors and get your cannabis card right now.  A licensed Medical Marijuana Doctor can evaluate and recommend Medical Cannabis for your condition or symptoms at the same day.  Patients are under no obligation, they only pay if they are Recommended.  All data is confidential and we don’t ask incriminating questions in any case.