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Binging On Meth And Hiv Positive

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

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

Crystal meth, also known as "ice" or "Tina," is a form of the stimulant methamphetamine. Smoking crystal meth results in a rapid accumulation of this drug in the brain. In turn, this triggers an intense high. Users also feel an increased sense of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center Data Show MSM Five Times More Likely to Test HIV-Positive if They Used Crystal Meth

Men who have sex with men and used crystal methamphetamine in the last year were five times more likely to test HIV-positive than MSM who did not use the drug, according to preliminary data collected by the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center , the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Meth Use by HIV-Positive Men Rising

A new study by the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center found nearly one in three gay and bisexual men who tested positive for HIV at its clinic last year acknowledged using crystal methamphetamine. That is almost triple the rate of HIV-positive men... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Binge Drinking and Partying on MEDS

I have been positive for 1 1/2 years now. I started Norvir, Truvada, and Reyataz 8 months ago. My tcells are back up to 700 and my VL is only 40, almost undetectable. Last weekend I partied a little and drank alot, then took my meds. This week I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Generally several day of partying like you describe will not significantly set back a persons HIV status/treatment. The HIV meds will usually continue to work fine. One of the main problems with excessive partying is missing medications or unsafe... Read more »

Bada Bing Soprano guy asks Dr. Bob

Dr. Bob,Bada Bing, it's really called Satin Dolls here in Jersey if you want to come on by. I do have a question for you.I have my eye on the safety concerns with facial fillers such as new-fill, bio-alcamid, and other alternatives that you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Badda Bing Soprano Guy,Do any of the "Satin Dolls" look like Ken or are they all silicone-enhanced Barbies?Reconstructive (a better term than "cosmetic") procedures for facial lipoatrophy are becoming more prevalent and... Read more »

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 »

HIV, Meth, Depression

I have been positive for 5 years and addicted to crystal meth (IDU) for slightly longer. I see statistic after statistic and HBO documentary after HBO documentary that offers little hope for addicts of this drug- with relapse rates of more than 90%...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
I don't know where you are located, but you should go to a reputable drug treatment program in your area. A good program should be able to help you with the crystal meth problem. You should not be discouraged by statistics. High relapse rates... Read more »
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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 »

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 - 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 »