No significant effect of cannabis use on the count and percentage of circulating CD4 T-cells in HIV-HCV co-infected patients (ANRS CO13-HEPAVIH French cohort).

“Despite cannabis use being very common in patients co-infected with HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV), its effect on these patients’ immune systems remains undocumented.

Documenting the potential effect of cannabis use on HIV immunological markers would help caregivers make more targeted health recommendations to co-infected patients.

We performed a longitudinal analysis of the relationship betweencannabis use and peripheral blood CD4 T-cell measures in co-infected patients receiving antiretroviral therapy.

Findings show no evidence for a negative effect of cannabis use on circulating CD4 T-cell counts/percentages in HIV-HCV co-infected patients.”

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