Crystal Meth Use Accelerates HIV Even With Medication, Study Shows
Many have long assumed use of stimulants like crystal methamphetamine can accelerate HIV progression. Thanks to a new study published in the journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity there is scientific evidence to back that up.
Adam Carrico, Ph. D., associate professor of Public Health Sciences and Psychology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, was lead author on the study, “Recent Stimulant Use and Leukocyte Gene Expression in Methamphetamine Users with Treated HIV Infection.”
“Stimulant use may accelerate HIV disease progression through biological and behavioral pathways,” says Carrico. “But if we can identify the biological pathways, then we can develop new approaches to optimize the health of active stimulant users who are living with HIV.”
The study was a collaboration between researchers
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