The methamphetamine epidemic: implications for HIV prevention and treatment.

  title={The methamphetamine epidemic: implications for HIV prevention and treatment.},
  author={Grant Nash Colfax and Steven Shoptaw},
  journal={Current HIV/AIDS reports},
  volume={2 4},
Methamphetamine and related amphetamine compounds are among the most commonly used illicit drugs, with over 35 million users worldwide. In the United States, admissions for methamphetamine treatment have increased dramatically over the past 10 years. Methamphetamine use is prevalent among persons with HIV infection and persons at risk for HIV, particularly among men who have sex with men. In addition to being associated with increased sexual risk behavior, methamphetamine causes significant… CONTINUE READING
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