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Relation Between HIV/AIDS And DRUG ABUSE

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AIDS related dementia and substance abuse

My husband has AIDS and I am negative. He's also had AIDS related dementia for about 5 years. Two years ago he had an arrhythmia attack, and was in a coma for a week. He was a different person after that. He started using illicit drugs again. He...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Having an arrhythmia and being in a coma puts a person at high risk for brain damage due to anoxia (insufficient oxygen to the brain). I don't know if this happened to your husband, but if he has suffered some aggravation of his dementia, this... Read more »

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I have heard that women use vegetables to stimulate themselves. If the vegetables have been cut by... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

African Women Gather to Address HIV/AIDS-Related Abuse

...antiretroviral treatment, AFP/ Yahoo! News reports. "Women are the ones who most severely bear [the] brunt of human rights abuse," and they "have been prone to violences and other atrocities related to their gender" and HIV/AIDS status,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Availability of HIV-Related Health Services in U.S. Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

... Because alcohol and drug abuse heightens adolescents' risk of becoming infected with HIV, "substance abuse treatment programs for youths may represent an important Read more »
U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse

Drug Abuse and the Link to HIV/AIDS and Other Infectious Diseases

...severe illnesses that are not usually a threat to anyone whose immune system is working properly. Behaviors associated with drug abuse, such as sharing drug injection equipment and/or engaging in risky sexual behavior while intoxicated (from... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Researcher Says Poverty, Bisexuality, Domestic Abuse, Drug Use Contributing Factors to Southern HIV/AIDS Epidemic

...AIDS epidemic in the South, but she said that there are other contributing factors. According to Lichtenstein, some men in relationships with women have unprotected sex with men for pleasure, money or drugs, increasing the risk of HIV infection... Read more »
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IS THERE SUCH THING AS HIV-NEGATIVE AIDS?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
As per the title, is there really such a thing? Read more »

World AIDS Day 2006: raising 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness

Posted by Anonymous
...and 'HIV' do not exist they will become hysterical, irrational, panic, and scream a stream of invective expletives and emotive abuse at you pulling chimpanzee grimaces and spitting at you and then drooling like a rabid dog growling with madness... Read more »

HIV/AIDS related kidney problems...

Posted by alexzander, 2 Replies
...i have a question and was wondering if ANYONE out there knew even a little bit....people who are HIV+ (i myself have AIDS) but is it common to see tons of reoccuring kidney infections?! i mean these have been going on for months Read more »

Caus[a] del SIDA

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...medical-industrial complex. New York: Asklepios; 1993; 480. 79. Layon J et al. Altered T-lymphocyte subsets in hospitalized intravenous drug abusers. Arch Intern Med 1984; 144: 1376. 80. Lerner WD. Cocaine abuse and acquired immunodeficiency... Read more »