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Is Recreational Drug Use True Cause Of Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Recreational Drugs and HIV

...likely to be infected by HIV. Also, for people taking antiretroviral medications (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 alcohol or drugs before or during sexual activity greatly increases the chances that you will not follow safer sex...
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recreational drugs and hiv meds

Hi, I am 28yrs old and have been positive for three years. I have been on meds for the last two.(combivir,nevirapine) my vl has been undetectable from 11,000 at the start of treatment and my cd4 is at 420 from 240.this brings me to my question: can...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...know of no specific data regarding Ecstacy and crystal meth use and concurrent use of Combivir and Nevirapine. Recreational drug use has been associated with more missed doses of HIV drugs (leading to drug resistance), higher rates of unsafe sex... Read more »

HIV Meds & Recreational drugs

Hello,I am the Program Manager for the Positive Images program here in Los Angeles County. First let me complement you on your web site, as I have found it very useful over the past four years. This brings me to my question. I am in the middle of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...2003 issue pp 25-32. The AIDs Reader had an article on interactions between HAART and drugs used to treat addiction and/or recreational drugs (Faragon et al the AIDS Reader September 2003 pp 433-450).Finally, in Clinical Infectious Disease March... Read more »

Recreational drugs and HIV treatment

I am starting treatment for the first time this week -- I will be taking Combivir and Nevirapine. I am a social person and once in a while will use coke, ecstasy, speed, marijuana. Not often....say, once a month on a Saturday night and not in...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
I am not aware of interactions with this regimen. However, there have been cases of death with ecstasy and ritonavir (Norvir) (Kaletra too) due to an interaction. Speed is not good for the immune system and seems to be associated with viral load... Read more »

Recreational drugs and effects on HIV.

Dear Doctor,Thanks for all your great help too those of us needing your expertise.I am very concerned for a friend of mine who just tested positive recently;his number where OK but not great by any means CD4 550 VL 2700.The problem is he thinks he's...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your question and comments. There is no direct relationship between recreationals and HIV, per se; excesses can lead to a tendency to ignore ones health or fail to receive the usual health care maintenance. Certainly, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Recreational Drug Use and T Lymphocyte Subpopulations in HIV-Uninfected and HIV-Infected Men

... Noting that the effects of recreational drugs on CD4 and CD8 T cells in humans are not well understood, the authors conducted a longitudinal analysis of men who have sex with Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Drug Use and HIV

...especially the protease inhibitors and the non-nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors. It also breaks down some recreational drugs, including alcohol. When drugs and medications are both "in line" to use the liver, they might both be... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Hispanic, Black Men More Likely to Contract HIV From Drug Use, Related Risky Behavior, According to Findings Presented at Conference

... Hispanic and black men are more likely than others to become HIV-positive through injection drug use and other risky behaviors related to any type of drug use, Rhonda Hagler, medical director of the New Jersey-based HIV/AIDS clinic Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

92% of HIV Infections in Mauritius Transmitted Through Injection Drug Use, Government Reports

... About 92% of new HIV infections in Mauritius are transmitted through injection drug use, up from 14% in 2002, the government said Monday, Reuters Health reports. Satya Faugoo, Mauritius' minister of health and quality Read more »
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Recreational drugs

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...i am going to be starting meds soon and i was wondering what treatments i should avoid. i occasionally do recreational drugs such as ecstasy, ghb, and special k. what kind of reactions can be deadly? i don't want to tell my doctor about my use of... Read more »

Aids and Crack

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Can anyone tell me what Crack Cocaine might do to someone living with Aids?? Read more »

Crystal meth can make you test 'HIV'

Posted by Anonymous
...are growing drug epidemics; globally, wherever we see drug epidemics we also see the spread of 'false-HIV-positivity' because recreational drugs are well know now to make the non-specific HIV tests to run positive. No one is HIV positive they... Read more »

quality vs quanity- meds or sex

Posted by chrgd71, 3 Replies
i dont knowwhat to do. i have no one to talk to about this that can understand the decisions i need to make without scolding me like a 3 year old. i dont even now how to ask this question!! i love sex. all of it, multiple partners, blindfolds,... Read more »