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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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