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What do Other Pot Studies Say About HIV?

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.

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.

Find out more about new studies here.

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