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Crystals In Urine And Atripla

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About Crystal Methamphetamine

How can I find an agency near me that provides information and services to gay and other men who have sex with men, who use methamphetamine? What is methamphetamine? What are the short-term effects of methamphetamine use? What are the long-term effects of methamphetamine use? What are some physical signs that someone is using meth? Is it possible to overdose from methamphetamine? How is methamphetamine...
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atripla and crystal

If I party on occasion(once evey 3 or 4 months)and take my atripla as prescribed how dangerous is that? ...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Simply stated, I'm not a fan of methamphetamine. I've seen far too many of my patients lose their livelihood, family and health over this. BY... Read more »

Atripla and crystal meth

I use every week end at a local bathhouse. I've missed my meds no longer than 2 days. Wlll I be ok or will I become resistant to Atripla? I'm now 12 days clean not missing my meds but I'm itching to party. I've been smoking 3...
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
Thanks for writing and congratulations on being 12 days clean. I don't need to tell you that meth is a really dangerous drug. It directly affects the reward center in our brains and quickly becomes fused with sexual behavior. Because it also... Read more »

recent fatige (CRYSTAL METH)

I am a gay male recently diagnosed. Now I am on Atripla and undetectable..I am healthy according to my doctor. I was recently at a party and did smoked and snorted chrystal meth. I had a head ache for 3 days afterwards, fatigue, and my glands got...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Fatigue and sweats might be related to your recent crystal meth experimentation. However, if it doesn't clear relatively soon or if it gets worse instead of better, you should have your HIV specialist check it out. Fatigue and sweats are... Read more »

Frequent urination after atripla

It's been 2 days since I started atripla and I pee a lot. Why is that?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Atripla would rarely cause polyurua within two days of starting but sometimes the nervous system side effects can have odd manifestations such as urinary frequency. More often there may be other issues such as high blood sugar or urine infection... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

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/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 is a very high incidence of HIV. This is going on... Read more »