LSU studying marijuana's influence on HIV

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Posted: Jul 8, 2010 5:41 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: National Institute on Drug Abuse, grant, LSU Health Sciences, researcher, study, psychoactive, marijuana, HIV, patients

The National Institute on Drug Abuse awarded a $4 million grant to an LSU Health Sciences researcher for a five-year study on how the principal psychoactive component of marijuana can affect HIV patients.

Dr. Patricia Molina will lead a team examining how the substance produces subtle changes in gene activity that can affect how a patient responds to HIV.

Molina says the research could lead to new HIV treatment therapies.

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