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Meth And Sex Drive In Men

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York City Health Workers Say Crystal Meth Use Helping to Spread HIV Among Men Who Have Sex With Men

Methamphetamine use among men who have sex with men has fueled a "sharp increase" in the number of new syphilis cases and could lead to a "resurgence" of HIV infection, according to New York City health officials, the New York Times reports. New... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Men, Meth and Sex

The Journal of Urban Health recently released an advanced access version of a special issue devoted to investigations of substance use and sexual risk behavior among men who have sex with men (MSM). Some of these papers may offer useful insights... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Gay Leaders Working to Combat Crystal Meth Use Among Men Who Have Sex With Men

Gay leaders nationwide "bluntly acknowledge that their communities have distinctive problems" with crystal methamphetamine use, including the drug's link to the spread of HIV/AIDS, and that they have "an unavoidable responsibility to combat" its... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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 »

Meth and same sex forays

I was just reading "what's new at the body" via my E mail alert.And on the front page was a writeup on methamphetamine and HIV.I wrote to you a question some time ago about how this affected my life and sexual tendencies(now being...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,"Single gay men, being men, will seemingly have sex anytime with anyone, regardless of circumstance???" What????? And just how do we spell "stereotype???"You assessed the meth phenomenon accurately when you wrote ". .... 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
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 »

sex drive is gone.

I am currently using Atripla and I just recently started using it...its been about a month... how do I highten it?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The central nervous system effects of efavirenz in the Atripla can sometimes decreases sex drive for a while. Some persons psychologically have more problems with sex drive when taking HIV medications because they serve as a reminder of their HIV... Read more »
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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 »

Sex Drive Contrast and Comparison

Posted by need2know, 2 Replies
Why is it that men seem to prefer sex to other activities such as beer drinking, and smoking; however, women do not? Is it true that women normally have a significantly lower sex drive than their counterparts? Inquiring minds want to know. Please... Read more »

Loss of Sex Drive

Posted by jjemcdonald, 4 Replies
Ok, so I am 37 and on Truvada and Isentress. My viral load is undetectable and my T-cells are around 750. I have hardly any sex drive. I would chose reading a book over sex any day of the week. I used to be a meth addict but I have been clean... Read more »

Re: Lack Of Sex Drive

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Are there any woman out there, that can give me helpful information about lack of sex drive and what you can do about it...food..herbal supplements..accupuncture???????

Men have Viagra. What do we have? And I already tried Damiana leaves...didn't... Read more »