Cannabis Helps HIV/AIDS Patients

How Can Medical Marijuana Help HIV/AIDS Patients?


Human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, is an incurable disease which destroys cells that fight disease and infection thereby weakening the immune system. As a result, HIV patients can suffer from a wide range of medical conditions and symptoms.

At this time, HIV is incurable. The best that an HIV patient can hope for is to prevent the progression of HIV becoming AIDS, or acquired immune deficiency syndrome. A treatment known as antiretroviral therapy (ART) is quite effective at slowing or stopping the progression of HIV, however these medications come with their own set of unpleasant side effects.

Could medical marijuana be useful in helping HIV/AIDS patients live longer and improve their quality of life? It turns out there are two ways in which the use of medical marijuana can help HIV/AIDS patients. First, it can help to delay …Read More at

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