Navigation Links
Marijuana rivals mainstream drugs for HIV/AIDS symptoms
Date:5/29/2009

Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC (May 29, 2009) Those in the United States living with HIV/AIDS are more likely to use marijuana than those in Kenya, South Africa or Puerto Rica to alleviate their symptoms, according to a new study published in Clinical Nursing Research, published by SAGE. Those who did use marijuana rate it as effective as prescribed or over the counter (OTC) medicines for the majority of common symptoms, once again raising the issue that therapeutic marijuana use merits further study and consideration among policy makers.

A significant percentage of those with HIV/AIDS use marijuana as a symptom management approach for anxiety, depression, fatigue, diarrhoea, nausea, and peripheral neuropathy. Members of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) International HIV/AIDS Nursing Research Network examined symptom management and quality of life experiences among those with HIV/AIDS in the US, Africa, and Puerto Rico, to gain a fuller picture of marijuana's effectiveness and use in this population.

With data from a longitudinal, multi-country, multi-site, randomised control clinical trial, the researchers used four different evaluation tools to survey demographics, self-care management strategies for six common symptoms experienced by those living with HIV/AIDS, quality of life instrument and reasons for non-adherence to medications.

Either marijuana use for symptom management is vastly higher in the US, or participants elsewhere chose not to disclose that they use it: nine tenths of study participants who said they used marijuana live in the US. No African participants said they used it, and the remaining ten percent were from Puerto Rico.

The researchers found no differences between marijuana users and nonusers in age, race, and education level, income adequacy, having an AIDS diagnosis, taking ARV medications, or years on ARV medications. But the two groups did diff
'/>"/>

Contact: Mithu Mukherjee
mithu.mukherjee@sagepub.co.uk
44-020-732-42223
SAGE Publications UK
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Marijuana Is Option to Unpleasant Meds, Teens Say
2. Estrogen May Combat Marijuanas Effect on Cognition
3. N. California Researchers Testing Whether Marijuana Chemical Can Slow Cancer Growth, With Funding by Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R)
4. Active Ingredient in Marijuana Kills Brain Cancer Cells
5. Marijuana Linked to Aggressive Testicular Cancer
6. Marijuana use linked to increased risk of testicular cancer
7. Heavy marijuana use may damage developing brain in teens, young adults
8. Children Who Have Frequent Family Dinners Less Likely to Use Marijuana, Tobacco, and Drink Alcohol
9. College freshmen: pain killers and stimulants less risky than cocaine; more risky than marijuana
10. Medicinal Marijuana Eases Neuropathic Pain in HIV
11. Schizophrenia linked to dysfunction in molecular brain pathway activated by marijuana
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/3/2015)... Rhinebeck, NY (PRWEB) March 03, 2015 Topical ... held as a webinar streamed live on Tuesday, March 10th, ... workshops will be archived and accessible 24/7. ... the public. The topic for the March 10th workshop is ... timely discussion, considering that the U.S. represents 5% of the ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... 03, 2015 Today is International Ear ... using the occasion to applaud and promote the launch ... World Health Organization (WHO) for stemming the threat of ... encourage young people to practice safe listening when they ... concerts or sporting events, or engaging in other forms ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... Mason, OH (PRWEB) March 03, 2015 ... found to better predict antidepressant treatment outcomes for ... care resources, than any of the individual genes ... analysis by investigators from the Mayo Clinic and ... Journal i. , The proprietary technology of ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... With a grant of more than ... (GHPC) has been named a national coordinating center by ... Bridging for Health: Improving Community Health Through Innovations in ... improve health and reduce disparities through innovations in collaboration ... work of the center and up to 10 communities ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... — (PRWEB) March 03, 2015 -- vRad ... and radiology practice, today announced that Arlene Sussman, MD, ... will host a live webinar to explore how telemedicine ... specialized breast imaging services for women virtually anywhere. Click ... Breast Imaging Service Line” on March 4, 2015 at ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Topical BioMedics Hosts March Pain Management Webinar 2Health News:Topical BioMedics Hosts March Pain Management Webinar 3Health News:Topical BioMedics Hosts March Pain Management Webinar 4Health News:Topical BioMedics Hosts March Pain Management Webinar 5Health News:ASHA Applauds Launch of New WHO Campaign 2Health News:GeneSight Multi-Gene Combinatorial Pharmacogenomic (CPGx™) Test is More Predictive of Antidepressant Response than Single Gene Tests 2Health News:GeneSight Multi-Gene Combinatorial Pharmacogenomic (CPGx™) Test is More Predictive of Antidepressant Response than Single Gene Tests 3Health News:GeneSight Multi-Gene Combinatorial Pharmacogenomic (CPGx™) Test is More Predictive of Antidepressant Response than Single Gene Tests 4Health News:GeneSight Multi-Gene Combinatorial Pharmacogenomic (CPGx™) Test is More Predictive of Antidepressant Response than Single Gene Tests 5Health News:GeneSight Multi-Gene Combinatorial Pharmacogenomic (CPGx™) Test is More Predictive of Antidepressant Response than Single Gene Tests 6Health News:Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Names Georgia Health Policy Center National Center for Bridging for Health Initiative 2Health News:Latest vRad Webinar: Building World-Class Breast Imaging Services Virtually Anywhere with Telemedicine Best Practices 2Health News:Latest vRad Webinar: Building World-Class Breast Imaging Services Virtually Anywhere with Telemedicine Best Practices 3Health News:Latest vRad Webinar: Building World-Class Breast Imaging Services Virtually Anywhere with Telemedicine Best Practices 4
... first National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day today. ... of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases ... said in a press release, “This day of recognition ... HIV/AIDS on women and girls in the United States ...
... a zone in Torun, in northern Poland on the bank of ... Polish vets confirmed the presence of the H5N1 bird flu virus ... the German border but the vets did not confirm whether the ... put by Tadeusz Wijaszka, director of the national laboratory in Pulawy, ...
... WHO, narrowing of the breathing passage, which results due ... biggest killer by 2020. // ,Called ... specific health problems: chronic-obstructive bronchitis and emphysema of the ... narrow due to swelling of the mucous membrane and ...
... denied by the NHS to victims who are suffering the ... saved their day by pitching in. // ,Bupa, ... almost 100 women, who have been diagnosed in the early ... 30 such cases. ,It is estimated that a ...
... not in favor of the rise in Medicare bulk billing, ... // Federal Health Minister Tony Abbott released some alarming statistics ... 75% nationally. ,According to Dr Kim Bulwinkel, from ... to seeing more patients, in order to make it a ...
... Health (OIE) said that the risk of the H5N1 strain ... reported this to the French parliamentary commission on the disease ... risk category. ,It said that the avian flu ... But the Government's chief vet Gardner Murray has rejected the ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:3/3/2015)... 2015  Columbia Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBRX ... a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on pharmaceuticals for women,s ... 27th Annual ROTH Conference, which will take place from ... Dana Point, California . Management,s presentation will ... Pacific Time (12:00 p.m. Eastern Time) in the Promenade ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... Spain , March 3, 2015  AT&T 1 ... PHIA) today announced that  AT&T  is the connectivity provider ... GoSafe was designed to help provide peace of mind ... them the freedom to live active lives with the ... they need it. The AT&T network 2 helps ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... -- Today, the Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA), ... companies, unveiled a redesigned website with ... caregivers with faster, easier access to information on ... programs. Since its launch in ... educate and empower patients and caregivers to access ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:AT&T Providing Connectivity for Philips GoSafe Mobile Medical Alert System, Empowering United States Seniors to be Connected to Emergency Care On-the-Go 2AT&T Providing Connectivity for Philips GoSafe Mobile Medical Alert System, Empowering United States Seniors to be Connected to Emergency Care On-the-Go 3AT&T Providing Connectivity for Philips GoSafe Mobile Medical Alert System, Empowering United States Seniors to be Connected to Emergency Care On-the-Go 4Partnership for Prescription Assistance Relaunches Website with New Features for Patients and Caregivers 2
... N.Y., Sept. 29 International Business ... (MHIN) will jointly present the 7th Annual MidAmerica ... Wisconsin Technology Council. The conference brings together ... corporate business development executives, angel investors, investment bankers, ...
... Aesthetics, a science-based medical device company dedicated to the development ... has announced the appointment of Gordie Nye as ... founder of Zeltiq Aesthetics, who served as President since September ... the Board of Directors since 2006. Mr. Levinson will ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Announcing Companies to Present at the 7th Annual MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum 2Announcing Companies to Present at the 7th Annual MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum 3Announcing Companies to Present at the 7th Annual MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum 4Zeltiq Aesthetics Names Gordie Nye to Serve as New CEO 2Zeltiq Aesthetics Names Gordie Nye to Serve as New CEO 3
The AVOXimeter 1000E measures:, Oxygen saturation (for diagnosing shunts) , Oxygen content (for Fick Principle calculations), Total hemoglobin concentration , ,Ideal for adult and pediatri...
Inquire...
... In ocular fundus perimetry, the visual field ... displayed on the screen. By overlapping the ... you can grasp the correspondence between the ... Digital imaging system enabling practices to totally ...
SkinStation, powered by LHE, is Radiancys flagship product. A powerhouse by design, it incorporates todays most sought after applications all on one user-friendly system ....
Medicine Products: