HIV/AIDS

Cannabis may help with HIV/AIDS in two primary ways: assisting with the symptoms associated with HIV wasting syndrome, and mitigating the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy that can be caused by HIV, some HIV treatments, and other infections.

How Cannabis may help HIV/AIDS:

  • THC may stimulate the appetite, allowing patients to better maintain weight and combat HIV wasting syndrome.

  • Cannabis may also reduce anxiety and insomnia.

Studies

Targeting the Endocannabinoid System for Prevention or Treatment of Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathic Pain: Studies in Animal Models

Cannabinois for Medical Use: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis