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Will poppers termed as aromatic substances caused CD 4 cells in an HIV + person to drop drastically ?
Mar 18, 2012

Hi Dr.

Many HIV+ people especially gays used poppers termed as aromatic substance.Poppers are being used for many stimulating purposes.

The most popular Poppers are Push Incense, the well-known aromas Rush, Reds which come from England, Ram Liquid Aroma, Rave, Hardware Liquid Aroma and Jungle Juice Poppers. Apart from these, there are a lot more Poppers brands. They usually come in small, medium or large (30ml) brown bottles. In some sex bars, saunas or sex clubs, the bottles are left opened to fill the room with the odour.

Many researches have discovered that these products are very similar to aphrodisiacs. But bear in mind, there are no aphrodisiacs which create sexual lust. Sexual lust must already exist to be improved and enhanced by these products.

Poppers relax smooth or involuntary muscles smooth muscles are not under conscious control, for example muscles within the sexual organs.

Poppers extend sexual perception and the aromatic substances help to relax the smooth muscles, hence help to ease penetration while having anal sex. It also stimulates the circulation of blood within the sexual organs. Effects are instantaneous and vary in duration. Many people report that their orgasm seemed enhanced and extended in duration.

Now, my question is will the usage of poppers decrease the CD 4 counts in an HIV+ person ?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

This question has been studied very minimally over the last couple of decades. In the peer-reveiwed medical literature, there does not appear to be an effect on CD4 or CD8 count regardless of frequency of use.



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