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What Is The Relationship Between HIV And Drug Abuse

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The Well Project

Domestic Violence and HIV

... Table of Contents What Is Domestic Violence? Women, HIV and Domestic Violence Disclosing Safely Minimizing Risk Leaving a Violent Relationship Domestic violence can happen to anyone. Tragically, one in four women will be abused during her lifetime. In many parts of the world, this figure rises to over 60 percent. As a woman with HIV, you may be more at risk than
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my partner has hiv i do not

my partner has tested poz me and mychild are both neg he wasn't the most pleasant man to be with we were already having issues in our relationship that has been brought on by drug abuse and alcoholism now he has recently found out he is hiv+ and I...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
...It is not uncommon for someone who recently discovered they are HIV+ to react by shutting down and closing up into denial. Any existing drug and alcohol problems often get worse as the person Read more »

Transmission of chlamydia and HIV

Hi Dr. Bob,I haven't been to The Body in awhile, but I have a couple of questions - and I would bet my grandmother there's nothing like this in the archives. I'll try to stick to the bare bones of the story.I'm a HIV+ gay man, who last year was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your story involves a short muscular inked bisexual Jake Gyllenhaal who is street hustling to support his crack habit and who abuses both you and a girlfriend and who also knocks the girlfriend up while giving her (and perhaps others) Chlamydia.... 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. Up to this point has been relatively in good health. I am concerned about the efects of the drugs on his body being HIV Pos. and the effect on his...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
...have sex with. There is even a risk of acquiring HIV that is treatment resistant.Drug use often leads to the destruction of relationships and the loss of jobs. There can be interactions between recrational drugs and HIV medications that can be... Read more »

Crystal Meth and AIDS

hey dr,i have aids and use crystal meth(smoke it).It makes me feel very good and takes away alot of my pains and anxietys as well as I can accomplish many things.I wanted to know what are your personal views on smoking meth to help cope with AIDS????
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...My personal experience as somebody who used recreational drugs. Much like many people in the gay community, I certainly had drug abuse problems in the 1980s with cocaine, but what happened for me, I believe, in the 1990s is my work in HIV as a... 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 »
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 adolescent. An enhanced perception of environmental hostility (discrimination and victimization), a weak father-child relationship, and greater maladjustment and substance use by the teens were identified as direct pathways to adolescent... Read more »
U.S. Public Health Service's Office on Women's Health

Drug Abuse and Treatment

...problems -- sexually transmitted diseases and mental health problems, for example. More specifically, health risks associated with drug abuse in women are: Poor nutrition and below-average weight Low self-esteem Depression Physical abuse If... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Risk Behavior Among Patients With Co-occurring Bipolar and Substance Use Disorders: Associations With Mania and Drug Abuse

...disorders; to test whether acute mania, psychiatric severity and drug severity independently predict HIV risk; and to examine the relationship between certain substance dependencies and sexual risk behaviors. One hundred one patients took part.... Read more »
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Hiding behind HIV

Posted by Magnet, 4 Replies
...partnerships". I only now discovered this term "magnetic", as it relates to my life! It can no longer be a twist of fate that my last 6 relationships were with HIV + men. Not a conscious choice, it simply became part of my dating routine,... Read more »


Posted by brian004, 2 Replies
...always been a sort of a softy, yet; i grew up with a lot of "ruff trade" and do not show that on my wrist. I was in a 12 yr relationship and I know what it is to love and be i ask to much. As a HIV NEG man, dating was good, real... Read more »

Dating Fears

Posted by bertuccio, 3 Replies
...on that issue, I would like to vent a little and offer background. My wife and I have been married for almost 8 years. Our relationship was a trainwreck from the very beginning, but we persisted. We have three darling beautiful children... Read more »

What to do when you test positive

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...doing something--like vitamins or herbs or something else to help my immune system. Any ideas? Thanks! David PS I think HIV causes AIDS, so please don't answer if you are one of those nuts that have been polluting these boards. Read more »