February 12, 2015 -
Rita Rubin -
March 2015 Up in Smoke? by Rita Rubin The future of medical marijuana for HIV/AIDS looks hazy. Click here to read a digital edition of this article. Jay Lassiter started smoking pot at age 19, right around the time he learned he was HIV positive. It was a coincidence, he ...
October 1, 2004 -
Liz Highleyman -
October 2004 Alzheimer s Drug Does HIV by Liz Highleyman Can a new med ease HIV dementia and PN pain? Germans have long used Namenda (memantine) for dementia and Parkinson?s disease, and the U.S. approved it last fall for Alzheimer?s. Some diabetics take it for neuropathy?and a ...
October 1, 2006 -
Tim Murphy -
October 2006 Feet First by Tim Murphy The pins and needles of neuropathy have a toehold on positive people. But new therapies may finally start to untangle the tingles Edwin Perez could be the poster boy for HIV as a ?manageable? disease. He looks terrific, and his virus is under control ...
November 2, 2007 -
November 2, 2007 Early Treatment Reduces Risk of Three Common Complications Does starting HIV treatment early increase the risk of complications like peripheral neuropathy, anemia and kidney problems? On the contrary, say new data from the HIV Outpatient Study (HOPS) to be reported in an upcoming issue of the Journal of ...
October 8, 2010 -
The POZ Staff -
By Laura Whitehorn (Senior Editor, POZ) I've been involved in the world of HIV since the early days of the epidemic, and for the past eight years or so, I've edited the treatment pages of POZ. The combination--knowing friends who are long-term survivors, and having an interest ...
February 27, 2012 -
Reed Vreeland -
March 2012 Legalize It by Reed Vreeland For decades, marijuana has been legally and illegally smoked, ingested and vaporized to treat the symptoms and side effects of HIV/AIDS and its treatment. Cannabis has been shown to allay severe symptoms of nausea, weight loss, pain and neuropathy. Many people find it ...
May 29, 2009 -
May 29, 2009 Is Marijuana as Effective as OTC and Prescription Drugs? People who use marijuana to treat symptoms of anxiety, fatigue and neuropathy say it is as effective as over-the-counter (OTC) remedies or prescription drugs recommended by their health care providers, according to a survey-based study published ...
May 1, 1999 -
John Servilio -
May 1999 Rubdown Lowdown by John Servilio Massage can tune up your immune system and your mood In the first issue of POZ (April/May 1994), "Touch Me, Heal Me" described the benefits of massage for PWAs. Five years later, as this update indicates, the treatment looks better than ever. To ...
July 1, 2005 -
Lucile Scott -
July 2005 Take it From the Experts by Lucile Scott How to cope with side effects? More meds, fewer meds, no meds...and humor Caroline Long, 38, San Diego Side Fx: Diarrhea My previous combo (Zerit, Videx and hydroxyurea) caused lactic acidosis, pancreatitis and hepatitis?I nearly died. I stayed off ...
June 1, 1999 -
Kathleen Reeves -
June 1999 To the Editor by Kathleen Reeves Barks and Bites I received your issue on pets the very day my 14-year-old dog died in my arms. I, like (March 1999) POZ coverboy Greg Louganis, can attest to the healing power of a devoted pet?s pure love and ...