The use of crystal methamphetamine has reached epidemic proportions among gay and bisexual men, and Bay Area health officials are warning that the mantra of HIV prevention - safe sex - has been drowned out by a raucous scene of loud party music, cheap meth and reckless intercourse. Health experts estimate that up to 40 percent of gay men in San Francisco have tried crystal meth, a powerful form of what's commonly known as speed. Even more alarming, a Health Department study last year found that at one high- risk clinic, 25 percent to 30 percent of those with new HIV infections reported crystal meth use in the previous six months. At a meeting about crystal meth in Sacramento last month, the state's top AIDS and HIV prevention officials came up with the smoking gun of all statistics: Gay men in California who use speed are twice as likely to be HIV- positive than gays who don't use it. To be sure, the problem of methamphetamine use is not confined to gay and bisexual men who like to party.
Myths and the Realities of Gay Meth Use
Unlike the rush associated with crack cocaine, which lasts for approximately two to five minutes, the methamphetamine rush can continue for up to thirty minutes. The delusional effects can result in a user becoming intensely focused on an insignificant item, such as repeatedly cleaning the same window for several hours. The high can last four to sixteen hours. The binge can last three to fifteen days. During the binge, the abuser becomes hyperactive both mentally and physically. Each time the abuser smokes or injects more of the drug, he experiences another but smaller rush until, finally, there is no rush and no high. Unable to relieve the horrible feelings of emptiness and craving, an abuser loses his sense of identity.
Myths and Realities of Gay Meth Use
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December 7, The use of cheap and potent crystal methamphetamine meth is reaching a " crisis point in Canada " and globally, replacing opioids as the drug of choice in some areas. In media and policy conversations about this drug, one important population is often missed out: Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men herein, referred to as gay and queer men. Used alone or in combination with other substances, the sexualized use of meth is a practice often referred to as "chemsex" or "party n' play.