be less costly than prescribed or OTC drugs, is there a reason to make
it available?" asked study leader Inge Corless. "Our data indicate that
the use of Marijuana merits further inquiry."
study, conducted by members of the University of California, San
Francisco International HIV/AIDS Nursing Research Network,
examined symptom management and quality of life experiences among those
with HIV/AIDS. Data was collected from a longitudinal, multi-country,
multi-site, randomized control clinical trial.
to the results, HIV/AIDS patients the United States are much more
likely to use Marijuana than those in Kenya, South Africa or Puerto
Rico to alleviate their symptoms. The study was published in Clinical Nursing Research.
study results match anecdotal evidence collected over the last 20 years
which suggests that Marijuana helps manage HIV/AIDS symptoms such as
anxiety, depression, fatigue and nausea.