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Crystal Meth Use And HIV Drug Interactions

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AIDS InfoNet

Recreational Drugs and HIV

... How Does Recreational Drug Use Affect HIV? Drugs And Getting Infected With HIV Drug Use And HIV Disease Drug Interactions The Bottom Line For More Information How Does Recreational Drug Use Affect HIV? Recreational drug use can make people more likely to be infected by HIV. Also, for people taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs) to
Ask the Experts

HIV Treatment & Methamphetamine and GHB

Hi Doctor, I am taking Combivir and Stocrin on a daily basis, if there is any problem if I smoke Crystal Meth (Methamphetamine) and take GHB once a while? Is there any interaction to the HIV regimen that I take? I like the party, but would really...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Good drug interaction data is lacking. Stocrine (efavirenz) is metabolized in the liver so there is a chance for an adverse drug interaction between Read more »

Atripla and Street Drugs

I am taking Atripla. While there is very little research available on drug interactions with street drugs, what are the known and potential side effects (mild or severe) between Atripla and Marijuana, Ecstasy, LSD, Cocaine, Mushrooms, Opium, and DMT...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...liver clearance) no major red flags that I am aware of for most of the drugs listed ( I entered the drugs you listed in several drug interaction tools with efavirenz and either no data or no major concern noted). In our clinic we have sporadic... Read more »

Drug Interactions

About 20 hours ago I took about 40 units of Crystal (methamphetamine with lithium) via syringe wich was new. As a first time user i had symptons of overdose wich included. I'm currently taking Atripla, isionazid and Strattera 10mg. Since I still...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...from use of crystal meth use and efavirenz (in Atripla) and possibly Strattera--not well studied. I am not aware of a specific drug interaction between those drugs so I would generally recommend still taking the Atripla and other medications as... Read more »

Recreational Drugs & Starting Treatment

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?
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
...Crystal meth represents a perfect storm with regard to HIV. Because it increases sexual preoccupation, reduces inhibition, and impairs Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...Introduction How Drugs Are Metabolized Drugs That Slow Down Metabolism Drugs That Speed Up Metabolism Other Types of Drug Interactions Drugs and Other Substances That May Interact With HIV Medications Other Types of Drugs That... Read more »
Project Inform

Anti-HIV Drug Interactions

...number of drugs available to treat HIV and with those that prevent or treat opportunistic infections (OIs), the potential for drug interactions increases. Developing a health management plan and deciding which therapies to include in that plan... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Crystal Meth -- Interviews Reveal its Impact on HIV-Positive Men

...Relationships The study team noted that for several men using meth was the only way to connect, "to have sex or other positive interactions [with other people]." Yet many men saw that over time their use of crystal meth became a barrier to... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

What's in Your Medicine Cabinet?

... What Are Drug Interactions? HIV treatment usually involves 3 or more medications taken in combination.HIV+ people may also take additional meds to treat Read more »
Connect With Others

Getting past crystal meth use

Posted by chadlee, 7 Replies
...Hey there-I have been positive for a little over 4 years and most of that time I have been very addicted to crystal meth. I was using 24/7 for probably 3 years and about a year ago I tried to quit cold turkey with no help at all. I have only Read more »

Crystal meth can make you test 'HIV'

Posted by Anonymous
...In the United Kingdom from January 18, 2007 crystal meth is to be reclassified in the UK as a Class A drug. Crystal meth is now classed among the most harmful drugs. Poppers (Amyl-, Read more »

Dr. Young Needs to Resign

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Dr. Benjamin Young should resign immediately!!!!!!!!!!! Everyone go to the Q&A section of this site called Starting Treatment. A patient asks if ecstasy, ketamine, cocaine or speed will interact badly with his meds. Dr. Young answers by saying... Read more »

Crystal Meth/Anonymous-Unprotected Sex Craze

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...What is this I hear of young men contacting other gay men for crystal meth and sex on the internet where protection isnt even discussed or used. These kids are reporting multiple partners and there Read more »