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Binging On Meth And Hiv Positive

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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
...control in the U.S. gay community. One reason this is so alarming is that the abuse of crystal meth contributes to the spread of HIV infection. Crystal meth is similar to pure amphetamine and ephedrine. It is easy to get, costs less than cocaine... Read more »

Meth and HIV

Dr. Bob,I'm a grateful, recovering Crystal Meth Addict. I have just passed my 8 month mark of... Read more »

Hiv Drugs and Crystal Meth

Hello:I have elevated liver enzymes, even when off hiv meds. Can monthly or bi-monthly use of... Read more »
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Crystal Meth, HIV and the Gay Community

...sex. For him, crystal was synonymous with access to a network of people that he felt connected to. And, although educated about HIV and safer sex, he began having unprotected sex and eventually tested positive for HIV. It was this diagnosis which... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

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

...thinking. As a result, there have been reports of crystal meth users engaging in unsafe behaviours and becoming infected with HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. Although there is ongoing research, there is so far no approved therapy... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Crystal Meth Use Can Increase High-Risk Sexual Activity, Lead to Increase in Number of HIV/AIDS Cases, Study Says

...Crystal methamphetamine use can "spark high-risk sex" and might have contributed to a recent increase in the number of new HIV/AIDS cases reported in South Florida, according to a study published in the March issue of AIDS and Behavior , the ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Eight-Step Plan Outlines HIV/AIDS Prevention Strategy for MSM Who Use Crystal Meth

... " Crisis Among Gay Men: Crystal Methamphetamine Use Linked to Rising HIV and STD Rates ," National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors and National Coalition of STD Directors : The Read more »
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Crystal meth can make you test 'HIV'

Posted by Anonymous
...original AIDS defining conditions. Crystal meth and poppers are contributing to AIDS amongst gay men and not the hypothetical HIV. Chemical agents in drugs like crystal meth and cocaine can stimulate cells to express hitherto dormant passenger... Read more »

Did you contract HIV while using meth?

Posted by Anonymous
...My name is Camilla and I am collecting the stories of men who became infected with HIV while using crystal meth for a health policy research project. If you would be open to sharing your story with me or answering Read more »

Did you contract HIV while using meth?

Posted by Anonymous
...My name is Camilla and I am collecting the stories of men who became infected with HIV while using crystal meth for a health policy research project. If you would be open to sharing your story with me or answering Read more »

Did you contract HIV while using meth?

Posted by Anonymous
...My name is Camilla and I am collecting the stories of men who became infected with HIV while using crystal meth for a health policy research project. If you would be open to sharing your story with me or answering Read more »