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How Much Meth It Takes To Overdose

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About Crystal Methamphetamine

...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 produced? What can one expect when coming down or withdrawing from meth? Does crystal meth cause better sex? Why is there an...
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HIV Treatment & Methamphetamine and GHB

Hi Doctor, I am taking Combivir and Stocrin on a daily basis, if there is any problem if I smoke Crystal Meth (Methamphetamine) and take GHB once a while? Is there any interaction to the HIV regimen that I take? I like the party, but would really...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...between either the efavirenz and/or crystal meth or GHB (liquid ectasy). There are scattered reports of serious even fatal overdoses but not possible to draw any firm conclusions from the limited data. Use of street drugs such as crystal meth... Read more »

Recreational Drugs & Starting Treatment

I am getting ready to begin a regiment of Sustiva, Emtriva, & Viread. My CD-4 count is 246 and viral load is 5000. What effect will crystal meth have interacting with these drugs? What effect will it have on my counts?
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
...metabolized by the same enzymes that process Norvir, which can lead to higher than expected levels of meth in the body, an overdose risk. Finally, there are studies that indicate meth negatively impacts the immune system in ways that are not... 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
...meth may interact with HIV medications. There is one report of a person taking a protease inhibitor who died of a crystal meth overdose because of a drug interaction. Successful treatment of crystal meth addiction is difficult because most people... Read more »

meth and Atripla

Was tested positive in May, began Atripla and in 30 days lowered my viral load from 53000 to 141. can the use of meth and atripla decrease efficacy ? I use meth occasionally, only twice a year and very little amount when in Los Angeles. I know meth...
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
...Meth combined with antivirals (or by itself, for that matter!) is never a good idea. No specific cases of this combination are documented Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Recreational Drugs and HIV

...(ARVs) to fight HIV, there can be some serious interactions between drugs and ARVs. These interactions can lead to under- or overdoses of ARVs or recreational drugs. Some of these may be fatal. Drugs And Getting Infected With HIV Using... Read more »
The Well Project

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...so much better that you can take fewer doses and fewer pills. Unfortunately, increased blood levels of drugs can also cause overdoses orincreased side effects. If you are taking a drug that slows down liver enzymes,your health care provider may... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Taking Current Antiretroviral Drugs

...increases or decreases in the blood levels of drugs you are taking, Interactions can cause under-doses that are ineffective, or overdoses that can be fatal. Make sure your health care provider knows about all medications and supplements you are... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Tesamorelin

...is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication. In case of emergency/overdose In case of overdose, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. If the victim has collapsed or... Read more »
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Documentary on Gay Men and Meth

Posted by OutcastFilms
...There is this really amazing documentary called, Rock Bottom: Gay Men & Meth. The film follows the journeys of seven gay men struggling with meth addiction and recovery against a backdrop of an emerging 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 Read more »

Crystal meth can make you test 'HIV'

Posted by Anonymous
...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-, Read more »