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Effect of Cannabis Use on Human Immunodeficiency Virus DNA During Suppressive Antiretroviral Therapy.

  • Author(s): Chaillon, Antoine
  • Nakazawa, Masato
  • Anderson, Christy
  • Christensen-Quick, Aaron
  • Ellis, Ronald J
  • Franklin, Donald
  • Morris, Sheldon R
  • Gianella, Sara
  • et al.

Cannabis use is frequent among people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and is associated with reduced systemic inflammation. We observed a faster HIV DNA decay during antiretroviral therapy among cannabis users, compared to those with no drug use. No cannabis effect was observed on cellular HIV RNA transcription.

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