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Using Illegal Drugs Cause Hiv?

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Illegal Drugs and Lab Results

Hello, I'm a 29 year old male and I've been HIV+ for several years now. I have taken several different combos of medications since I was first diagnosed. At the present time, I do NOT take any medications and my health is good. My most...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
It is my opinion that the risks of recreational drugs are significant and there are no data that support an argument that they effectively relieve stress or provide any other health benefit. Some of the drugs you list can cause, and probably are... Read more »

worried about drug resistance due to illegal drug use

My best friend is hiv positive and has been on anti-viral drugs since about 4 years ago. His viral... Read more »

Marinol+Sustivia+illegal drug testing

Dear Dr.At this time I am taking Sustivia, Combivir, Difulcan,Serzone, Xanax, and Marinol.My work... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

10 Million Illegal Drug Users Have Hepatitis C: Study

The first study to estimate global hepatitis B and C virus infection rates among injection drug users (IDUs) finds fully two-thirds have been exposed to HCV, while HBV rates vary from country to country. Australian researchers examined HCV data... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Indian Network for People Living With HIV/AIDS Launches Campaign Against Illegal Clinics

The Indian Network for People Living With HIV/AIDS has launched a national campaign against illegal clinics whose workers claim to cure HIV/AIDS with herbal remedies and homeopathic treatments, Reuters reports. According to Reuters, many... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Chinese Man's Illegal Blood Sales Have Caused 28 New HIV Cases; Clinic Director Says He Originally Tested Negative

Local officials in Dehui, China, investigating the case of an an HIV-positive man who made illegal blood sales at the city's Central Blood Bank between January 2003 and June 2004 announced on Wednesday that the man -- identified as Song -- sold his... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Illegal Drug Trade, Focus on Enforcement Promotes Spread of HIV Worldwide, Expert Says

The illegal drug trade has promoted the spread of HIV in many parts of the world, and "excessive reliance on drug enforcement" has reduced the effectiveness of efforts to prevent the spread of the disease, Alex Wodak, an Australian physician, said... Read more »
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CAN YOU KNOWINGLY GIVE HIV TO SOMEONE? UM ILLEGAL!

Posted by Niki
My best friend tested HIV positive yesterday. How he got to this point is mind blowing to me. He and his boyfriend of four years broke up earlier this year. My cousin came to live with me and his then ex-tried coming back in to the future. That was... Read more »

Is it illegal to infect somebody knowingly?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
if somebody lies to you about their HIV status and then goes on having sex with you and then you end up getting HIV, is that illegal?

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Date Rape Drugs HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi. Three weeks ago I was at a house party a guy put a drug in my drink. After that, I don't remember a whole lot except that some guy was having sex with me. I know he wore a condom, took it off and put another one half-way through. I really... Read more »

HIV Causes AIDS -- And Knowing It Could Save Your

Posted by Anonymous
HIV Causes AIDS -- And Knowing It Could Save Your Life
By San Francisco AIDS Foundation

While the global HIV/AIDS pandemic continues to rage, a small number of fringe groups have been aggressively promoting misinformation about AIDS. Some claim that... Read more »