Last updated on: 5/14/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

American Academy of HIV Medicine Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“When appropriately prescribed and monitored, marijuana/cannabis can provide immeasurable benefits for the health and well-being of our patients.”

Reason Magazine, Oct. 8, 2007

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“As the largest independent organization of HIV frontline providers, our 2,000 members provide direct care to more than 340,000 HIV patients. This is more than two thirds of the patients in active treatment for HIV disease.The Academy has a diverse membership composed of ID, IM, FP and GP specialists as well as NPs and PAs. Member distribution among these provider groups is proportionate to the specialty distribution of frontline providers nationwide. Nearly 50 percent of the Academy’s members receive Ryan White CARE Act funding, with 18 percent of the Academy’s members practicing in community clinics.”

“Mission,” AAHIVM website (accessed Jan. 10, 2008)

Mission:

“The American Academy of HIV Medicine is an independent organization of AAHIVM HIV Specialists and others dedicated to promoting excellence in HIV/AIDS care.Through advocacy and education, the Academy is committed to supporting health care providers in HIV medicine and to ensuring better care for those living with AIDS and HIV disease.”

“Mission,” AAHIVM website (accessed Jan. 10, 2008)

Other:
Non-profit
Quoted in:
  1. Can Marijuana Help AIDS/HIV Patients?