Poverty, stigma and racial health disparities drive HIV rates that are among the nation's highest. But expanded Medicaid and PrEP access seem to have contributed to a recent drop in new cases.
Heart and other health complications from "slamming" crystal can be devastating -- even deadly. Thankfully, there are tools to reduce the harm and even get off meth entirely.
Christopher Harris recently shared his compelling story with StoryCorps. He gave us a taste of the uncut version.
'Crystal City' is the latest documentary addressing 'party and play' culture -- and its director hopes it will reduce stigma against people in recovery.
Some community members want further investigations and the arrest of Buck; others want to find support for black and Latinx gay men dealing with addiction.
With opioid deaths at epidemic levels, everyone should attend a free overdose prevention training, Charles Sanchez writes.
At a recent public forum an array of public health experts, researchers, and community activists took the stage to discuss ways to combat inroads that crystal meth has made among gay men and trans women of color in New York City in recent years.
Crystal Meth Use and Treatment Options for Black, Latinx Gay and Bi Men: The Focus of Nov. 29 Forum in NYC
Marcelo Maia discusses an upcoming forum organized by ACT UP's Crystal Meth Working Group to provide more information about the party drug's effects on the brain and treatment options for reducing or stopping use.
Recounting his downward spiral with crystal meth, Charles Sanchez writes, "Hang out with Tina, and you don't know where you'll end up: maybe at a bar, maybe at a cool party, maybe at a sex club, maybe in jail."
"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...