Cannabis May Treat HIV, According to New Study

A new study published in this month’s issue of the journal AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses has found that Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – one of the primary compounds found in cannabisCannabis_pain – may provide an effective, safe and natural treatment for those with HIV.

“Our studies have demonstrated that chronic Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) administration results in a generalized attenuation of viral load and tissue inflammation in simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV)-infected male rhesus macaques”, claims the study’s abstract. “Gut-associated lymphoid tissue is an important site for HIV replication and inflammation that can impact disease progression.”

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