Friday, January 21, 2005

Meth Leading to HIV

The Los Angeles Times ran a page one story recently on gays, meth and HIV. Disturbing stuff.

Health officials and AIDS activists nationwide are alarmed at the increasing correlation between new HIV diagnoses and methamphetamine use among gay men. The drug's ability to heighten arousal and erase inhibitions is proving a deadly combination — leading to sexual behavior that increases the chances of infection with HIV and syphilis.

Methamphetamine has been in the gay party mix on the West Coast since at least the mid-1990s. But, more recently, the trend has pushed east, galvanizing health officials and gay activists in Houston, Chicago, Atlanta, Miami and New York.

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