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'Crystal Meth' Use Boosts STD Rates Among Gay Men
Yahoo News ^ | 3/11/04 | Randy Dotinga

Posted on 03/13/2004 9:02:37 AM PST by Libloather

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21 posted on 03/13/2004 10:15:34 AM PST by EdReform (Support Free Republic - All donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!)
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To: Libloather
I'm confused. This contradicts something I had read earlier this week that said the internet was to blame for increased sodomite sexual diseases. And before reading that article I thought gays spread sexual diseases by using the anuses of other men as sausage casing (so to speak). I am really confused on this issue.
22 posted on 03/13/2004 10:16:34 AM PST by AD from SpringBay (We have the government we allow and deserve.)
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To: theFIRMbss
They won't live forever they are just delaying the inevitable and spreading it around more as they do so. AIDS has a nasty way of becoming drug resistant after a while.
23 posted on 03/13/2004 10:23:59 AM PST by CzarNicky (The problem with bad ideas is that they seemed like good ideas at the time.)
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To: Libloather
I don't suppose it ever occurs these dim bulbs, either the "victims" or the bureaucrats, to consider the obvious cause of this plague on society (unhealthy, not to mention immoral, behavior), or the equally obvious cure: "keep it in your pants, stupid!"
24 posted on 03/13/2004 10:31:57 AM PST by sweetliberty (To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.")
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To: Libloather
This is kind of an absurd article, what they are saying is that men who engage in risky behavior are prone to disease, taking drugs is one form of risky behavior, unprotected, promiscuous, homosexual sex is another.
25 posted on 03/13/2004 10:37:03 AM PST by Eva
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To: Libloather
Advice to gay and bisexual men –
Don’t worry about high risk behavior, just make sure you’re wearing those ribbons and you’ll be fine.
26 posted on 03/13/2004 10:56:49 AM PST by Michael_S
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To: Libloather
So, this is proof that meth cures homesexuality. In California, wouldn't this now be enough for some to argue that the government should provide meth to all who want it, free of charge, under the medicinal drug laws? Hey, anything that helps cure the terrible disease of faggitude and stamp out normalphobia is OK by me!
27 posted on 03/13/2004 11:05:36 AM PST by Tacis
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To: KantianBurke
Heh another Simpsons fan :)
28 posted on 03/13/2004 11:08:05 AM PST by Trillian
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To: weegee
July 14, 2003

Expert: 'Tina' Is Not a Nice Girl
Crystal Meth Use Can Lead to Heart Problems, Stroke, HIV
by Joel Kaufman, Express Gay News

Crystal methamphetamine (crystal meth) is the “party and play” drug that is proliferating in its use among gay men and is fueling a new epidemic of unsafe sex. Also known as “Tina” (the name is derived from the fact that meth is commonly bought in 16th-of-an-ounce packages), a drug long associated with the West Coast has taken root among gay men along the East Coast in cities such as New York, South Beach and Fort Lauderdale.

Over the years, crystal meth, a synthetic stimulant, has been in and out of vogue. It has appealed to a wide variety of groups, and developed a lexicon of its own. Used by both the Allies and the Nazis in World War II to keep troops alert, meth was popular with truck drivers and bikers in the 1950s. In the 1960s, it spread to the hippies, who nicknamed it “speed.” In the 1970s and ’80s, it moved to more rural areas and was referred to as “redneck cocaine.”

Whether smoked, injected or snorted, the drug’s appeal is simple. It produces a sense of euphoria for several hours, increases the heart rate, blood pressure and body temperature. Drug users say that it makes you ravenously horny. Recently, the drug has made heavy inroads into the gay dance scene, circuit parties and sex parties.

The effects of crystal meth use include increased heart rate and blood pressure, increased wakefulness and insomnia, increased physical activity, decreased appetite, respiratory problems, extreme anorexia, hyperthermia, convulsions, cardiovascular problems, including left ventricular hypertrophy (enlargement of the left ventricle), euphoria, irritability, confusion, tremors, anxiety, hallucinations, paranoia, bizarre behavior and violent behavior. It can also cause irreversible damage to the blood vessels in the brain, producing strokes.

Studies have also found that meth destroys dopamine, a chemical in the brain that helps control movement and emotions. After extended abuse, some addicts show early and mild Parkinson’s disease. One big risk of meth use is the increased chance of HIV and STDs through unprotected and uninhibited sex while under the influence of meth.

Crystal meth is also referred to as “crank,” “crystal,” “ice” and a host of other names.

Meth is a man-made drug. There are many different methods of producing meth. Many of the chemicals used to make the drug are caustic, corrosive and toxic, and some of the processes create noxious and harmful fumes. People who come in contact with the highly toxic chemicals used to make the drug can become sick, and prolonged exposure can lead to cancer.

The Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse (BCCOSA) recently initiated the formation of a crystal meth task group to address growing crystal meth problem.

The problem is just as prevalent in Miami-Dade County. “Crystal meth users now account for a great many of the newly diagnosed HIV infections and for the county’s and the nation’s increase in the syphilis epidemic,” says Marc Cohen, president of United Foundation for AIDS in Miami.

Crystal can create a powerful craving for more of the drug. Long-term use can result in serious mental, personality and physical problems.

As the Crystal Meth problem has grown, more Crystal Meth Anonymous groups have sprung up in South Florida. For more information about Crystal Meth recovery groups, visit .
29 posted on 03/13/2004 4:55:13 PM PST by Helms (I'll take a Harvard MBA and Jet Pilot over bs and a swift boat anyday)
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To: *Homosexual Agenda; EdReform; scripter; GrandMoM; backhoe; Yehuda; Clint N. Suhks; saradippity; ...
Homosexual Agenda Ping.

D'uh alert - gee whillikens, if homosexuals keep idulging in crazy same sex sodomy promiscuously, AND take horrible addictive dangerous drugs at the same time, they are - gasp! - MORE like to give each other sexually transmitted diseases!

I can hardly believe it.

if anyone wants on/off this ping list, pingify me.
30 posted on 03/13/2004 9:07:53 PM PST by little jeremiah ( of intemperate minds can not be free. Their passions forge their fetters.)
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To: CzarNicky
>They won't live forever they are just delaying the inevitable and spreading it around more as they do so

If carriers just
infect one person per year,
extending their life

by a few more years
can have profound effects on
total infections. *

(In this small program,
try changing the "lifeSpan" to
15, up from 10 . . .)


let totalInfections = 100     ! start total carriers
let infectRate = 1             ! spread rate (does anyone
                        ! have real numbers?)
let lifeSpan = 10         ! years lived after diagnosis

for i=1 to lifeSpan

    let totalInfections = totalInfections + (totalInfections * infectRate)

    print "total carriers after", i, "years:", totalInfections
end for

end program

31 posted on 03/14/2004 11:19:39 AM PST by theFIRMbss
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To: little jeremiah
...pingify me.

That really doesn't have anything to do with "condom fatigue" - does it?

33 posted on 03/16/2004 7:18:44 PM PST by Libloather (If Hillary says something, it must be true...)
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