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Author Topic: HIV and Marijuana  (Read 938 times)

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Offline redneckbossryan

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HIV and Marijuana
« on: September 29, 2018, 12:05:39 am »
First of all, Im new to the forums but not new to hiv in my life. My husband is hiv positive for over a decade and about 6 months ago they switched him from atripla to Triumeq. During the change his viral load went up and back to UD but I ended up seroconverting. Truth is, being married for 10 years you basically accept the risks and while I never wanted it, it is what it is and we have an amazing team of doctors and professionals in Canada that Im not worried overall. However, onto my question...

After a long mentally draining week of work I like to smoke a joint. Im not much of a drinker ( maybe a bourbon once in a blue moon ) but I do like my joints after the week comes to a close. Is there anything I need to be concerned about? My health is more important than a silly vice but if I can still enjoy my Friday night of tv, popcorn and a joint Id like to keep it around.

Thanks in advance.

Offline redneckbossryan

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Re: HIV and Marijuana
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2018, 12:06:38 am »
Oh and I am on Triumeq now as well...

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Re: HIV and Marijuana
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2018, 03:07:55 am »
My own thoughts have always been that the odd recreational joint is not the end of the world and i've never seen any published works on interactions between a joint and Triumeq if that is what your asking. The harm if you asking me is, if you smoking it and there is tobacco is mixed in.

Some members prefer cooking with the stuff.

Jim 

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Re: HIV and Marijuana
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2018, 03:12:19 am »
How are you generally feeling/doing? What are your labs looking like?

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Offline redneckbossryan

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Re: HIV and Marijuana
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2018, 10:47:57 am »
Labs are quite good actually. Been on Triumeq for a week now but before treatment I was
CD4 660
Viral 9,879
And that other number 37%

Overall Im quite healthy. Also to your point, god no, other than a cigar while golfing Im not a smoker. I would never mix my Mary Jane with other substances. It just makes Friday night comedy night better LOL

Offline terrymoore

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Re: HIV and Marijuana
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2018, 05:56:32 pm »
Hello fellow Canuck! Sorry about your Dx, and, yes, you are right, "it is what it is" - love it!
To your question - IMHO the only dangerous thing about smoking a joint is the smoke. Obviously inhaling smoke is not healthy - and it has nothing to do with HIV. Having said that, probably not the end of the world, and compared to other bad things we do (e.g. eat a Tim Horton`S every once in a while!) i am sure it is nothing ti be concerned about. However, if it is a concern, there are so many alternatives these days, like vaping or, even better, edibles. Have you considered?

 


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