AIDS and Medical Marijuana
The results were not what her medical team predicted.
When Dr. Molina began to study the effect of Marijuana on AIDS / HIV patients, she thought the patients might get high and possibly 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, sometimes they went up. In fact, it seemed that there was beneficial immunomodulation, particularly in the early stages of infection.
"This is not the first time, researchers have identified the benefits Marijuana can provide to people with HIV. The findings stand on the shoulders of a great deal of research linking Marijuana and HIV. Cannabis is among the most promising treatments for nausea, appetite loss, pain, and anxiety.” - Dr. Molina
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a potentially fatal condition, where a rogue virus (HIV) destroys key human immune cells and the victim is left defenseless from infection, which kills many hosts. The AIDs virus is transmitted through the exchange of bodily fluids; blood, sex, mother's milk, but not saliva. Symptoms of AIDS are the same as with any general infection, but persist and exacerbate until 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 life." - Anthony Perkins
Symptoms - Cause
- Joint Pain
- Swollen Tonsils & Lymph nodes
- Sweating & night fever
- Diarrhea, cramps, pain
- Mouth & body sores
"Sometimes I have a terrible feeling that I am dying not from the virus, but from being untouchable." - Amanda Heggs
Truvada Side Effects: Hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Early symptoms of lactic acidosis may get worse over time and this condition can be fatal. Get emergency medical help if you have even mild symptoms: muscle pain or weakness, numb or cold feeling in your arms and legs, trouble breathing, stomach pain, nausea with vomiting, fast or uneven heart rate, dizziness, or feeling very weak or tired. Source: www.drugs.com
Doctor's Testimonials - How Medical Marijuana Helps treat AIDS / HIV Patients
“There is a growing body of clinical evidence demonstrating the efficacy of Marijuana in the treatment of nausea, appetite loss, pain, and anxiety.” - 420EvaluationsOnline
“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 cannabinoids [Marijuana] 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 21-day treatment." - Ronald J. Ellis, MD
"Patients receiving cannabinoids (smoked) Marijuana and Marijuana pills had improved immune function compared with those receiving placebo. They also gained about 4 pounds more on average than those patients receiving placebo." - Donald Abrams, MD
“It looks like Marijuana is beneficial for AIDS patients, 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, we thought it was going to decrease lymphocyte counts much more dramatically, and we did not see that. If anything, it looks like there might be some beneficial immunomodulation“ - Dr. Molina
420EvaluationsOnline: If you have AIDS and want to get legal access to Medical Marijuana, we can help you right now. It will take about 10 minutes or less to fill out your online form. Within the hour, a licensed Medical Doctor can evaluate and recommend Medical Marijuana for your condition or symptoms. Clients 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.
FURTHER READING - HOW MEDICAL MARIJUANA HELPS IN AIDS / HIV