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What If I Do Crystal Meth Before Getting Blood Tested

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Crystal Meth and AIDS

hey dr,i have aids and use crystal meth(smoke it).It makes me feel very good and takes away alot of my pains and anxietys as well as I can accomplish many things.I wanted to know what are your personal views on smoking meth to help cope with AIDS????...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Smoking meth to cope with AIDS is a bad idea for many reasons. See below. I urge you to talk to your AIDS specialist if you need help with pain and/or anxiety control. There are many much safer modalities to help with these symptoms!Good luck.Dr.... Read more »

Crystal Meth and Immune System

I tested HIV+ earlier this year. During my "denial" phase I decided to escape things a... Read more »

Smoked Crystal Meth one night, will it affect VL?

Hello Doctor,I am very embarrassed to ask this question. I am HIV positive and have taken my... Read more »
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AIDS Project Los Angeles

Crystal Meth: When Using Just Isn't Fun Anymore

Why Is Crystal So Popular? The Rise of Crystal Physical Effects of Crystal Crystal and HIV The Emotional Toll Treating Crystal Dependence Crystal Addiction Resources in Los Angeles Why Is Crystal So Popular? The sky it was gold, it was... Read more »
PositiveWords

The Horrors of Crystal Meth

In the last few years, the abuse of crystal methamphetamine (also known as crystal, meth, tina or speed) has gotten out of control in the U.S. gay community. One reason this is so alarming is that the abuse of crystal meth contributes to the spread... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Some Surprising Effects of Crystal Meth

Due to its highly addictive nature, the street drug crystal meth (methamphetamine; also known as "ice," "crank" and "Tina") has become a threat to the health of some people at risk for or who have HIV. Before delving into research on recovering from... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Crystal Meth Use Fuels Rise in HIV Cases Among White MSM; "Down Low" Term Should Apply to All Races, Studies Say

Crystal methamphetamine use continues to fuel a rising number of HIV cases among white men who have sex with men and the term "on the down low" -- which typically describes men who have sex with both male and female partners but do not mention their... Read more »
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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, 1 Reply
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-, Butyl-, and Isobutyl-Nitrite) should also now be upgraded and... Read more »

Crystal Meth and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have recently been diagnosed with HIV at age 31. I have never been a very promiscuous person. My first boyfriend and I were together just over ten years. Both of us had few sexual partners in our lives before we met, we were both negative and... Read more »

Crystal Meth - Gay community in general, HIV

Posted by NickBaer, 1 Reply
I found some new informational resources on Crystal Meth - the Gay community in general, and specifically Crystal's releation to new HIV cases.

There's some very out-there educators and celebreties speaking out on the dangers of Crystal.

I found it... Read more »