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Using Illegal Drugs Cause Hiv?

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Drug abuse and HIV/AIDS

Thank you so much for your help in this forum. I tested negative for HIV in August and October 2000. I was however, hospitalized in October 2003 with pneumosistis pneumonia with an AIDS diagnosis, cd4 of 25 and a viral load of over 1,000,000....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...load over a million plummeting to undetectable and CD4s skyrocketing from 25 to over 319! BRAVO! Regarding substance abuse and HIV progression, yes, certain illegal substances had indeed been shown to accelerate HIV replication, which can in turn... Read more »

HIV and Drug ABUSE

I have an HIV Pos. gay friend who also has a drug prob. He is very intell. good job, and so on. ... Read more »

Drug abuse and the effects to the fetus during pregnancy

I have been seeing this guy for about 8 months. He promised me that he quit drugs, and I believed... Read more »
Articles
U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse

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

... What Is HIV/AIDS? The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), is a virus that lives and multiplies Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Longitudinal Study of Sexual Risk Behavior Among the Adolescent Children of HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative Drug-Abusing Fathers

... The current longitudinal study examines precursors of sexual risk behavior among a cohort of adolescent children of HIV-positive and HIV-negative drug-abusing or drug-dependent fathers. The study involved 296 fathers who were drug-abusing or... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Thailand's New Campaign Against Illegal Drugs Will Undermine HIV/AIDS Efforts, Advocates Say

... Health advocates and nongovernmental organizations recently warned that Thailand's campaign against illegal drugs launched last week will undermine efforts to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS, the South China Morning Post reports. According Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Drug Abuse, HIV/AIDS Increasing in Northeast India, U.N. Official Says

... Recent surveys indicate that drug abuse and the spread of HIV/AIDS are increasing in India's northeast region, Gary Lewis, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime representative, said recently, Read more »
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is it safe???

Posted by Jayjay28, 1 Reply
...Good evening thedbody.com My friend who was diagnosed HIV positive 5 years ago is not a drug abuser but occasionally does certain substances in terms of Marijuana and Extacy sometimes Read more »

So WHAT does cause late seroconversion??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
People are saying that it is definitely possible for someone to seroconvert later than the 4 or 6 week guideline. So what causes this? What diseases? What conditions?? Read more »

Crystal meth can make you test 'HIV'

Posted by Anonymous
...drugs. Poppers (Amyl-, Butyl-, and Isobutyl-Nitrite) should also now be upgraded and reclassified as a Class A drug because the illegal drugs long-term effects can be lethal to gay mens health. In the early 1980s poppers were documented to cause... Read more »

hiv-negative aids?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, cannot be detected. Because HIV is the causative agent of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), ICL can be referred to as Non-HIV AIDS. As in AIDS patients, Non-HIV AIDS patients exhibit reduced numbers of... Read more »