Module 11 - The Medical Use of Marijuana in HIV or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

Module 11 - The Medical Use of Marijuana in HIV or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

Created by Meredith Fisher-Corn, MD and Stephen B. Corn, MD

Editors' Note : Medical marijuana has become an important area of study in healthcare. Doctors and healthcare professionals must understand the medical, legal, and social issues to best respond to their patients' questions and attend to their needs. This content area is not intended to encourage or dissuade the use of medical marijuana, but has been created to provide a balanced portrayal of the research in this area.

Learning Objectives

After reading this material, a participant will be able to:

  • Describe the high-quality evidence derived from clinical trials and prospective observational research that has investigated the impact of cannabis use on HIV/AIDS- related cachexia 
  • Describe the high-quality evidence derived from clinical trials and prospective observational research that has investigated the impact of cannabis use on HIV/AIDS-related neuropathic pain 
  • Describe the high-quality evidence derived from clinical trials and prospective observational research that has investigated the impact of cannabis use on antiretroviral therapy-related nausea 
  • Describe the high-quality evidence derived from clinical trials and prospective observational research that has investigated the impact of cannabis use on HIV disease progression 
  • Describe the limitations of the studies involving cannabis use for the treatment of HIV/AIDS-related symptoms 

Faculty

M-J Milloy, PhD 
Assistant Professor, Division of AIDS, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; Research Scientist, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Stephanie Lake 
PhD student, University of British Columbia; Research Assistant at the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Reviewer
Alan Ehrlich, MD
Clinical Assoc. Professor, University of Massachusetts School of Medicine (UMMS)

Editor(s)
Meredith Fisher-Corn, MD
Editor-in-Chief, TheAnswerPage.com

Stephen B. Corn, MD
Founding Editor-in-Chief, TheAnswerPage.com

Course Fees

Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Member: $12.00
Non-MMS Member: $22.00
Allied Health Professionals: $9.60

Format

Text 

CME Credit

1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and
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providership of the Massachusetts Medical Society and The Answer Page, Inc. The 
Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for 
physicians.  

AMA Credit Designation Statement 
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).

Physician Assistants may claim 1.00 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

Continuing Education Credit for Pharmacists
The Board of Registration in Pharmacy in Massachusetts, (BOARD), accepts three continuing education types:  ACPE,  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit , and continuing education activities approved by any State Board of Pharmacy.  Click  here  for a list of all state Boards of Pharmacy.

A score of 70% or higher is required to receive  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  

Activity Term

Original Release Date: June 15, 2017
Review Date: N/A
Termination Date: June 15, 2020

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