What do Other Pot Studies Say About HIV?

Researchers are busy looking at the pros and cons of THC and marijuana in people with HIV. Here are a few notable studies.

BY Kevin Okeeffe

April 23 2014 3:00 AM ET

In our current feature, "One Toke Over the Line," we look at a new study that shows that THC, a component in marijuana, may help halt the spread of HIV. Here are four more study recaps involving dope.

August 2004

An Ohio State University study indicates that HIV-positive people’s cognitive function may worsen when they use marijuana.

April 2005

Researchers at Imperial College in London find that HIV-positive marijuana users report reduced muscle pain and nausea, among other improvements.

May 2007

Results of a Columbia University study suggest that marijuana increases caloric intake and improves mood in HIV-positive people.

May 2013

Tel Aviv University scientists report that small doses of marijuana can halt brain damage in the general population.

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