What is HIV / AIDS
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus that causes the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections and cancers to thrive.
Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is the final stage of HIV disease, which causes severe damage to the immune system. AIDS is a disease in which there is a severe loss of the body’s cellular immunity, greatly lowering the resistance to infection and malignancy.
January 03, 2015The Effect of Cannabinoid Therapy Use on Body Weight
A review, published in Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience July-August 2014, examines the research and information available on the impact of cannabis use on body weight. Their findings are summarized here. Summary One of the most well-known results of cannabis use is appetite stimulation, known commonly as “the munchies”. However, in studies on the effect of cannabis use in patients with cachexia (“loss of weight, muscle [wasting], fatigue, weakness, and significant loss of appetite in someone who is not actively trying to lose weight”) and anorexia (loss of appetite), …
February 15, 2014Study: Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) May Inhibit The Progression Of HIV / AIDS
Medical marijuana has long been used to treat symptoms associated human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) (chronic pain, nausea, fatigue, etc.). However, evidence is mounting that cannabis may stop the disease’s progression. A group of researchers from Louisiana State University published a study in the journal AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses that helps fuel the fire. The study findings suggest that cannabis, specifically tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), could help aid in the battle against HIV. Researchers Investigate THC, …