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Methamphetamine And Hiv Meds Counteraction

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About Crystal Methamphetamine

...find out more information about crystal meth? How can I find an agency near me that provides information and services to gay and other men who have sex with men, who use methamphetamine? Call 1-800-367-2437 or visit AIDSHotline.org for a referral to a community group near you that provides more information or services for gay and other men who have sex with men who use methamphetamine. What is methamphetamine? Methamphetamine is...
Ask the Experts

Real Answers to Methamphetamine Questions

As Clinical Research Coordinator I spent my time recruiting patients by weeding out all those who were managing their fatigue using crystal methamphetamine (CMA) particularly those who were in their teens and among the entire gay population. The...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...in Immune System February 25, 2005 Crystal methamphetamine's effect on the immune system, HIV's progression and the overall AIDS epidemic is receiving fresh scrutiny after New York City health officials reported that a meth-using resident... Read more »

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
...sex or drug use, increased risk for violence, and increase in other health problems (such as cardiac). You should inform your HIV provider so you can be observed for any unusual health problems. KH Read more »

mixing drugs

I have a friend who is a 28 year old male whom has been on Sustiva, combivir for about 8 years now. However, he has been hardcore on methamphetamines in the last 6 months as well. Only in the last week has he started talking random, out landish...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Crystal meth use is well known to cause CNS problems such as you describe-unlikely to be a new side effect of his HIV meds after 8 years though the Sustiva could aggravate the CNS effects of some drugs of abuse. KH Read more »

Ten Years For Ten Years

UPDATE Why is losing your 10 years of sobriety for survival a bad thing? Im the HIVer who wrote to you back in November 2006 asking if turning to meth use to combat fatigue was ok. I was ten years clean and sober and no I have no regrets. I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...harm-reduction or sobriety goals.mylifeboat.com New Leaf Services, located in San Francisco, is a mental health, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, and social support organization specifically for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender... Read more »
Articles
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Methamphetamine and HIV

...2005 that a gay man in his forties had become infected with a multidrug-resistant "superstrain" of HIV and had progressed to AIDS within a few months, much was made of the man's use of methamphetamine. The case highlighted two important aspects... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Recent Releases: N.Y. State Health Department Index of Methamphetamine-Related Journal Articles; Updated HHS HIV Treatment Guidelines

...Disease Control and Prevention . --> Reprinted with permission from kaisernetwork.org . You can view the entire Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , search the archives, or sign up for email delivery at www.kaisernetwork.org/dailyreports/hiv .... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have passed since the first diagnosis of AIDS in America.While there were a handful of women among the first cases, AIDS was thought toprimarily affect gay... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Time; Read more »
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taking hiv meds to Russia and Eastern Europe

Posted by Anonymous
...and Eastern Europe this summer. I'm concerned that I might have a problem going through customs in these countries if my HIV meds are spotted. Has anyone taken their HIV meds to these countries? What happened? Any advice? Thanks! Read more »

Crystal Methamphetamine and the HIV Relationship

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...that but I figured what the hell. Well that was a bad decision. It let me to CM which fueld my sex addiction. So now I am an HIV positive man, single, 46, in recovery and I owe it all to that bag of little white powder. I wish there was... Read more »

Failed a Urinalysis

Posted by SDNavy, 4 Replies
... I recently had a random urinalysis at work, and come to find out I failed it. I do not do illegal drugs, but I do take the meds my doctor have prescribed to me. I am getting mixed answers from various doctors as to wether or not my meds can make... Read more »

HIV meds and Depression meds?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...had some problems with depression, so my physician prescribed "Lexapro." I'm assuming that it should'nt be a problem w/ the meds I'm on already. I seem to be okay. Does anyone know anything about Lexapro? Read more »