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How Long Does Meth Stay In System

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Crystal Meth and Immune System

I tested HIV+ earlier this year. During my "denial" phase I decided to escape things a bit and took crystal meth over the course of two days. I regret it now, but realize that what's past is past. However, I am concerned about the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your question.While there may be some transient issues with crystal (very debatable) on CD4s and viral loads, there shouldn't be any long-term issues. That's to say that if you're no longer using crystal, I would not... Read more »

HIV and Meth Use

I have been HIV positive for the last 10 - 11 years and most recently started using crystal meth... Read more »

Keep immune system up or stay of meds til drop?

Dr. Pierone: My son is HIV+ 1+ years and doing great. On meds from beginning with CD4 now at 1400... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Can Naltrexone Help Recovery From Crystal Meth Addiction?

The use of amphetamine and its more powerful cousin methamphetamine (crystal meth; otherwise known as "ice," "crank" or "Tina") can become addictive. Crystal meth impairs judgment and can lead users to engage in unprotected sex, which can result in... Read more »
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 »
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 »
Test Positive Aware Network

Living With[out] Crystal Meth

Alter the chemical make-up of ephedrine, add just the right amount of drain cleaner, battery acid, and antifreeze, toss in assorted other easy-bake compounds, and you have the recipe for crystal meth. Bon apptit. I had heard rumors about the... 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 »

Stay Strong Stay Strong -you may be negative.

Posted by magnum, 1 Reply
I have delayed getting tested for 10 years.

I am a black male. I had unprotected sex with a sex worker in Atlanta, and contracted gonorrhea in 1999.

One week later I got the worst sore throat I ever had.

Four years later, I got post nasal drip from... 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/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 »