A 2008 study evaluated people with chronic hep C (HCV) including some coinfected with HIV-who inhaled marijuana daily, They were found to be nearly seven times more likely to have moderate to severe liver fibrosis- scarring that can progress to cirrhosis and liver failure-than less frequent users, Adding alcohol increased the danger.
Many HIV-positive people use marijuana to increase appetite and ease nausea or neuropathy,and studies have confirmed these benefits. To maintain them while reducing the danger, try moderation; The study's authors suggest that "HCV-infected people should be councled to reduce or abstain from cannabis use".

Rosie L