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TitleCannabis use in HIV for pain and other medical symptoms.
Author(s)Woolridge E, Barton S, Samuel J, Osorio J, Dougherty A, Holdcroft A.
Journal, Volume, IssueJ Pain Symptom Manage 2005;29(4):358-67.
Major outcome(s)27% used cannabis for the treatment of various symptoms
IndicationNausea/vomiting;Appetite loss/weight loss;HIV/AIDS;Pain;AnxietyAbstract

Despite the major benefits of antiretroviral therapy on survival during HIV infection, there is an increasing need to manage symptoms and side effects during long-term drug therapy. Cannabis has been reported anecdotally as being beneficial for a number of common symptoms and complications in HIV infections, for example, poor appetite and neuropathy. This study aimed to investigate symptom management with cannabis. Following Ethics Committee approval, HIV-positive individuals attending a large clinic were recruited into an anonymous cross-sectional questionnaire study. Up to one-third (27%, 143/523) reported using cannabis for treating symptoms. Patients reported improved appetite (97%), muscle pain (94%), nausea (93%), anxiety (93%), nerve pain (90%), depression (86%), and paresthesia (85%). Many cannabis users (47%) reported associated memory deterioration. Symptom control using cannabis is widespread in HIV outpatients. A large number of patients reported that cannabis improved symptom control.

Duration (days)
Participants523 patients with HIV
Type of publicationMedical journal
Address of author(s)Magill Department of Anesthesia, Imperial College London, United Kingdom.
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