|Recreational Drugs & Starting Treatment
Aug 7, 2004
I am getting ready to begin a regiment of Sustiva, Emtriva, & Viread. My CD-4 count is 246 and viral load is 5000. What effect will crystal meth have interacting with these drugs? What effect will it have on my counts?
| Response from Dr. Young
Thanks for your post.
There's no direct interaction between meth and your drugs. However, there is a strong association between the use of certain recreational drugs and missed doses of the HIV medications, and a association with the use of crystal and unsafe behaviors (unsafe sex, unsafe drugs).
I'm not in the business of telling people how to live their lives, but in this case, I can only say proceed with extreme caution. BY
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