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HIV Patients Qualify for Medical Marijuana in Mississippi

What is HIV?

HIV is a human immunodeficiency virus, meaning it is a germ that attacks one’s immune system. HIV makes it very difficult to protect the human body from other pathogens and diseases. A major medical emergency becomes any little disease that most of us normally get over in a day or two. When some are diagnosed as HIV positive, even a cold can cause a person to require a person to have to go to the hospital for urgent medical care. HIV does this by taking over the cells called T cells of the immune system, which are supposed to protect the body. It then uses those cells to reproduce more of the virus, so that the virus can never be destroyed by the body. Although there is no cure to HIV, Mississippi patients can manage their diagnosis with prescription medication, and now medical marijuana. 

How Can Medical Marijuana Help Mississippi Patients Alleviate Symptoms of HIV

Almost half of those diagnosed with HIV in the U.S. use or have used medical marijuana to manage many of the disease’s symptoms. As a treatment choice for HIV, more and more medical research is being conducted into medical marijuana The findings are positive. 

Medical marijuana is often used to reduce the many complications of the disease, ranging from signs of HIV-wasting syndrome to side effects associated with the use of antiretroviral medications. One of the most common symptoms cannabis is known for reliving is nausea. Cannabis helps treat nausea by giving patients back their appetite, allowing food to fuel the body. Marijuana has also been used to relieve the debilitating disease of the nerves called peripheral neuropathy, another known side effect largely associated with HIV medications of the earlier generation. Many prescription medications that are used to treat HIV, can be really harsh on the body. Cannabis is a great option for Mississippi patients suffering from HIV, due to its ability to aid in pain relief, nausea, and so much more.

Pre-Qualify Today!

Are you suffering from a debilitating medical condition, but don’t know if you qualify? Click Here to see if you may be eligible to obtain your own Medical Marijuana Card to treat your ailment with medical marijuana, which includes both THC and CBD products.

Click Here to learn more about what My Marijuana Card’s state-certified marijuana doctors can do for you, or give us a call at 877-783-1805 and our friendly patient coordinators will set an appointment and walk you through the process of receiving your own Medical Marijuana card. ​​Get your Mississippi marijuana card today online!