‘Recreational’ Drugs and HIV/AIDS

Alberta Reappraising AIDS Society

David R. Crowe, President
Phone: +1-403-289-6609
Fax: +1-403-206-7717
Email: David.Crowe@aras.ab.ca

Roger Swan, Treasurer
Box 61037, Kensington Postal Outlet
Calgary, Alberta T2N 4S6
Phone: +1-403-220-0129
Email: aras@aras.ab.ca
Web: noaids.ca

‘Recreational’ Drugs and HIV/AIDS

IV Drug Abuse

IV drug abuse is certainly associated with AIDS, but it is also associated with a number of health conditions related to a combination of the direct effects of the drugs, substances used to 'cut' the drugs and the living conditions of drug users - poor nutrition and sanitation, often homeless and so forth. Drug addicts have always had serious health problems, often associated with immune suppression, such as Tuberculosis. Can HIV now be blamed for some or all of these problems?

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