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The Horrors of Crystal Meth

In the last few years, the abuse of crystal methamphetamine (also known as crystal, meth, tina or speed) has gotten out of control in the U.S. gay community. One reason this is so alarming is that the abuse of crystal meth contributes to the spread... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Georgia: Recent Meth Deaths Spark Community Forum

Relatives and partners of several local gay men who have died recently after using crystal methamphetamine are scheduled to speak at a community forum in Atlanta on Feb. 15. The Atlanta Meth Task Force is organizing the gathering. Among the... Read more »
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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 »

Sharing a meth pipe with someone who has AIDS

I just relapsed on meth and was sharing a pipe when one of the people I was smoking with admitted to having AIDS. I'm really freaked out because I tend to bite the inside of my lip sometimes till it bleeds but at that time I didn't have...
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
It is impossible to get HIV by sharing household objects or, for that matter, crack pipes. However, if you have an open sore in your mouth and have contact with body fluids like blood or semen carrying the HIV virus, there is a theoretical... Read more »

Meth and Viral load/CD4

I relapsed on meth (for about 12 months but am now clean 24 days). I was not drug compliant during much of that time and am expecting to find out in further testing that I have developed resistance to the meds I am currently taking. Luckily (I...
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
Congratulations on being clean for 24 days. It is very difficult to break free from meth but it can be done. Substance use that interrupts treatment has a consistently negative impact on the effectiveness of HIV medications and, consequently, on... Read more »

HIV and Meth Use

I have been HIV positive for the last 10 - 11 years and most recently started using crystal meth again. How long does it take for the substance to allow the virus to take control over my immune system?...
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
I hate to hear that you've started crystal meth again - it's such a tough drug to get over that it is always much easier to stay off it than to try and get clean. As I have stated before, there are a few people out there who claim to be... 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 »

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 »

Did you contract HIV while using meth?

Posted by Anonymous
My name is Camilla and I am collecting the stories of men who became infected with HIV while using crystal meth for a health policy research project. If you would be open to sharing your story with me or answering a few of my questions -... Read more »