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Weed stops HIV

The word cure might be a stretch, but the chemical THC in cannabis has been shown that it can actually weaken HIV infection not just alleviate symptoms. Researchers at the Temple University School of Medicine in Pennsylvania found that compounds related to THC stimulate the cannabinoid type 2 (CB2) receptor in white blood cells, which […]

Study: cannabis compound might have use as an HIV drug

SOURCE: http://www.wired.co.uk The chemical compound in cannabis, THC, appears to be able to damage and weaken the most common strain of the HIV virus. Before you light up a spliff, though, this is only a preliminary result reached under laboratory conditions, and further research will be needed. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the main psychoactive ingredient […]

HIV baby ‘cured’ by early drug treatment

A baby girl in the US born with HIV appears to have been cured after very early treatment with standard drug therapy, doctors say. The Mississippi child is now two-and-a-half years old and has been off medication for about a year with no signs of infection. More testing needs to be done to see if […]

HIV postal test / Terrence Higgins Trust

If you are worried about going to a clinic for a test, or find it hard to get there, why not get a free postal HIV test sent out to you? It’s better to know. Knowing you’re HIV positive as soon as possible¬†helps¬†you to better manage your condition and reduces the risk of transmitting the […]