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Review of Medical Marijuana Use in HIV/AIDS

Aimalohi Okpeku
University of Florida

Objective: The use of medical marijuana for treating many medical conditions has become widespread in the USA and around the world, even though the legal status of marijuana use varies across the United States. The recreational and medicinal use of cannabis may be increasing among individuals with HIV due to growing reports of its potential to treat and manage symptoms of HIV/AIDS, such as pain. However, the medical benefits of marijuana use in HIV, as well as its harmful effects, continue to be ardently debated. This review identified and evaluated recent studies assessing the association between marijuana use and HIV outcomes.

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