Latest by David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Smoking Meth and Treatment Failure

Hello David i am wondering if smoking (not shooting) meth on average once a month could lead to treatment failure? how much is too much? reply kindly let me know the facts

By David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Drug Interaction

Hello. Thank you for the valuable service that you provide to all of us out here. My question: Is there any interaction between Genvoya and Crystal Meth? I started using Genvoya about 6 months ago and I haven't used Crystal Meth during this time and ...

By David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Just found out man I'm dating is on Atroiza

I have been dating a man for almost 2 years now and found hat he is using atroiza. What are the chances that I could get the virus?

By David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Perianal fistula & HIV - t-cells dropping

I was detected HIV last year, my CD4s were 700. I started treatment with Efavirenz and Lamivudine / Abacavir. After 4 months, they returned to make me blood tests and my CD4 is 400. My internist doctor tells me not to worry but I am very sad. I thou...

By David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

I cant get out of HIV/AIDS phobia

Dear Doctor A week ago I've done the 4th Generation CMIA test and the Aptima RNA NAT test. The result of both are negative. The time I get test is 95 days after possible exposure. (3 Months plus 5 days) Many sources including the consellor told me th...

By David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Shooting meth

I just did a shot in my hand in between my thumb and first finger it didn't burn but afterwards it got sore, two hours later I can't move my hand hardly, I can't bend my fingers and numbness not to mention the pain is unbearable pulsating down my arm...

By David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Let's Talk About Chemsex in the Gay Community, and Here Are 6 Ways to Do It

"It is the seductive appeal of chemsex to mitigate shame, loneliness, the search for connection, and even boredom among gay men that I believe is particularly disturbing and that our community must directly confront," writes David Fawcett Ph.D., LCSW...

By David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Query about hand in hiv

Can hiv related dementia be treated and stopped from progessing. Also tell if a person diagnosed with hand due to hiv return to normal cognition..

By David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Inside of arm very stiff and hard extremely swollen and red and with heat

Yes I was injecting meth but I didn't think I missed I woke up the next day and my arm is extremely swollen red hard swollen painful and hot I can barely move my arm is there a chance that was hot compresses this will go away if not what will happen ...

By David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

PEP & FACIAL WASTE

Hi, after being exposed to HIV 15 days ago, I'm on day 14 of PEP (Truvada & Isentress). I wonder if facial lipoatrophy (sunken cheeks, temples, eyes, etc) can develop as early as two weeks of being taking these meds. I'm a male model and I make a liv...

By David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.