Crystal Meth And T-cell Destruction
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University of Miami School of MedicineWe know that crystal methamphetamine has adverse effects on the behavior of people who use it. It is clearly associated with higher levels of unsafe sex, and increased risk for HIV infection among people who use it regularly.According to a study in... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineAlthough it has never been systematically studied, various recreational drugs can affect viral load levels. A one time use of meth might be enough to cause a blip in viral load, depending on how much was consumed and the amount of stimulation in the... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicinePerhaps, although HIV drug resistance or less than perfect adherence are the main reasons for this kind of situation.... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,A good "exampke"???No, having a tweaker for an ex-boyfriend is not a reason to get an HIV PCR DNA. However, it's certainly a good reason to get a new boyfriend. New boyfriend or not, HIV PCR DNA tests are not recommended for... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyIn 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 »
Posted by NickBaer, 1 ReplyI 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.
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Posted by chadlee, 7 RepliesHey 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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesWhat 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 is a very high incidence of HIV. This is going on... Read more »
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