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World AIDS Day - Cannabis and HIV/AIDS


Today, December 1st,  is World AIDS Day. Hopefully, the following information will be helpful for you or a loved one suffering from HIV/AIDS.


Cannabis has been introduced as a multi-purpose form for the treatment of HIV. Although there are still people who do not agree with the use of therapeutic cannabis, nobody can argue with the results. So without further ado, let’s have a look at the major benefits of cannabis regarding HIV/AIDS.

What Cannabis Does for HIV/AIDS Treatment?


First and foremost, everybody knows how beneficial cannabis can be as a mood booster. Since depression is not that rare a phenomenon associated with AIDS/HIV, it makes perfect sense that cannabis can assist. It is true that this is a difficult situation, with plenty of obstacles to keep those suffering in a tough place mentally. So, it is only natural for people to feel low, depressed and pessimistic about the future.


Mood swings are not uncommon either. Cannabis can be of great assistance when used moderately. It will allow you to relax and let go of the tension that has been building up. Furthermore, cannabis will help you avoid some of the anxiety.


Cannabinoids have also been associated with the decrease in frequency of nausea and vomiting. Since this is one of the major symptoms in HIV/AID, it is important to have effective ways to treat the nausea and vomiting. Cannabis has been proven truly effective, time and time again people report the effectiveness of lessen degrees of nausea after using cannabis.


Moreover, it is worth pointing out the fact that cannabis is great at promoting one’s appetite. In other words, patients have been proven to be hungrier and consume food on a much more frequent basis than without it. Given the fact that most patients suffer from reduced appetite, this is a greatly optimistic fact to take into consideration.


Moving forward, it is, of course, needless to state the obvious; HIV/AIDS causes a lot of pain. There is pain in the joints, in the muscles and in the nerves. All of this pain can be excruciating. In order to deal with the pain, patients often resort to cannabis. Even in cases of chronic pain, cannabis has proven to be very effective as treatment for these symptoms.


Finally, cannabis can help in dealing with peripheral neuropathy. This is one of the major symptoms associated with HIV/AIDS patients and therefore it ought to be addressed and combatted efficiently.

Ongoing Research


Cannabinoids have been proven effective in dealing with a number of different medical conditions. From migraines to insomnia, from degenerative conditions like Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s to heart problems, cannabis has been used with great success.


It is a relief to finally see that the medical community has started to broaden their horizons and become, in certain situations, more open to the use of cannabis. Through important research, the effects on patients who have been suffering from the human immunodeficiency virus have been amazing.


Although ongoing research is required, nobody can claim that the results are not optimistic. On the contrary, everyone understands how beneficial cannabinoids are for the well-being of patients. Even if cannabis is still  considered illegal in many places, it is true that it can aide in the treatment of a number of difficult and challenging medical conditions. And HIV/AIDS patients definitely qualify as in need of the best care possible.