The use of medical cannabis is one of the major natural assets used by people with HIV to relieve their pain. This study, carried out this year in Brazil, seems to confirm the testimonies of the patients concerned. HIV: cannabis use has anti-inflammatory effects
In HIV patients, cannabis use induces anti-inflammatory effects
Firstly,the scientists' objectives in this study were “to assess the effects of cannabis use on the inflammatory state of oxidative stress and circulating monocyte subsets in HIV-infected individuals on antiretroviral therapy. They also studied the effect of cocaine on these patients.
So,Cannabis consumption reduced the percentages of inflammatory, non-conventional, activated-classic and activated-inflammatory monocytes.
Also In HIV infection, cannabis use mainly induces an anti-inflammatory profile. Cocaine and cannabis plus cocaine use had both a pro- and anti-inflammatory profile, with a predominance of inflammatory status.
Further studies are needed to better understand the action of these drugs in HIV infection.
Basically, among HIV-infected people on antiretroviral treatment and cannabis, cocaine or cannabis and cocaine and cocaine plus cannabis use were associated with an anti-inflammatory profile of cytokines