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Author Topic: Cannabis and hiv  (Read 1664 times)

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Offline Homopoz

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Cannabis and hiv
« on: September 03, 2013, 11:59:40 AM »
Is there any benefit in taking cannabis when I am poz? Seems to me that cannabis helps in other illnesses....

Offline wolfter

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Re: Cannabis and hiv
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2013, 12:05:27 PM »
It can be used to lessen/ease certain conditions associated with an HIV infection.  My doctor actually recommended way back when because I felt too sick to eat most of the time.

But in general. just being positive and using it is simply recreational.

Complacency is the enemy.  ;)  Challenge yourself daily for maximum  return on investment.

Offline iamacandle

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Re: Cannabis and hiv
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2014, 11:39:13 PM »
Follow-up Q:

Is it better to smoke it or add this on food (like space cakes)?

People are also talking about the effects of cannabis oil. I would like to consider that too.

Offline zach

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Re: Cannabis and hiv
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2014, 03:44:51 AM »
respiratory issues are certainly a concern with us. after two bouts of pneumonia, my doctor knows i smoke but wants me to find a different method.

ingesting it can be more intense than expected even for seasoned smokers

pretty much all of the alternatives are refined and much more potent than raw plant

vaporize, wax dabble, cooking butter, extracts... proceed and be bold, but stay cautious

Offline Since1993

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Re: Cannabis and hiv
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2014, 02:35:11 AM »
Aside from helping to improve appetite, Cannabis also has anti-inflammatory properties.  Underlying inflammatory problems can inhibit CD4 recovery.  If you have chronic pain that is not easily relieved by other medications, it's worth trying if it improves your quality of life.  If you are concerned about the effects smoking cannabis has on the lungs, then try edibles.
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Offline Almost2late

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Re: Cannabis and hiv
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2014, 10:28:26 AM »
Medical weed in the south? yup, it seems that Florida will legalize it...
Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy,  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D... 
Atripla, Bactrim, Azithromycin
Date         CD4's          VL
02/14     13  2.79%    228k+
03/14     52       7%       3k-
04/14     not done          2k-
05/14     184     9%       595
06/14     117     8%       235  switched off Atripla
08/14     135    10%      110  stopped Azithromycin
Tivicay, Truvada, Bactrim

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Offline mrtoad

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Re: Cannabis and hiv
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2014, 04:29:53 PM »
weed makes me horny
prezista with a kick from norvir,
Truvada, Intellence. celexa,xanax.Revolving statin


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