There have been significant advances in treating HIV/AIDS since the emergence of the disease a few decades ago, however patients still face significant challenges in managing a variety of symptoms that commonly include pain, nausea, loss of appetite, anxiety, and depression. According to research, almost 25% of HIV/AIDS patients use cannabis to manage these symptoms. [45, 48]
HIV/AIDS and Your Endocannabinoid System
Medical Cannabis Guidelines
For patients who are new to cannabis, it's important to "start low and go slow" to avoid uncomfortable levels of intoxication with THC. Microdosing is a great option when it comes to THC--starting at 1 mg and increasing slowly until you find the dose that works best for you. Combining THC with CBD increases both tolerance to intoxication and effectiveness.
Start low and go slow to avoid uncomfortable intoxication.