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Using Methamphetamine With Hiv

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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 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 »

Real Answers to Methamphetamine Questions

As Clinical Research Coordinator I spent my time recruiting patients by weeding out all those who... 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... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

The Impact of Crystal Methamphetamine Use on HIV-Positive Individuals

...and macrophages. 31 Use of methamphetamine may exacerbate the replication and inhibit the intracellular destruction of two AIDS-related pathogens -- Candida albicans , the fungal infection that effects the gastrointestinal systems, a.k.a.... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Speed Nation: Methamphetamine, HIV and Hepatitis

...War, and economic uncertainty helping to make escape into drugs attractive. For gay men, the unexamined loss of two decades of AIDS is an important contributor, she thinks, but for all groups, poverty, class and social marginalization are likely... Read more »
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Viagra, Methamphetamine and HIV Risk: Results From a Probability Sample of MSM, San Francisco to evaluate the prevalence and factors of Viagra use in combination with crystal methamphetamine and its relationship to HIV risk behavior in a probability sample of men who have sex with men (MSM). They conducted a cross-sectional,... Read more »
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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 »

I love someone with AIDS

Posted by nurseraya
...discharged and go home. I loved him from the moment I met him. It didn't matter to me that he was an addict, now had end-stage AIDS, or that I was involved with someone else. I couldn't bear to see him struggle alone, and I refused to let... Read more »


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Why does HIV continue to spread?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...I saw a report on my local TV station that said that HIV continues to spread in American cities. Why aren't young people heeding the message and using condoms? Is unprotected sex worth Read more »