Abstinence from Cannabis Use on Symptoms of Distress, Inflammation, and HIV viral load

Principal Investigator: Chukwuemeka Okafor, PhD

Study Contact

Name: Chukwuemeka Okafor

Phone Number: 713-486-2800

This study is currently looking for people who:

  • Can speak and read English
  • HIV-positive
  • Using cannabis at least once per week
  • Not currently seeking treatment for cannabis use

Study Description:

This study aims to explore the feasibility and impact of 28-days of monitored abstinence from cannabis on people living with HIV, who use cannabis weekly or more often. During the study, you will be asked questions about depression, anxiety, pain levels, medical conditions, and current or past drug use. You will also be asked to provide blood samples to check your viral load and levels of inflammation.

All participants will be compensated for their time.