A study recently done in Melbourne has discovered that there is a link between methamphetamine and HIV. According to it, there is a way to contract the Human Immunodeficiency Virus through the use of this drug.
About 85% of the HIV-infected males that participated in the study admitted during the interview stage that they believe their use of meth had an important role in them getting infected with the STD.
The research was made up of 211 homosexual men and spanned 3 years, 2011 to 2013. 65 of them were diagnosed with HIV, while the rest were tested negative.
According to the researchers, using meth can increase a person's libido and lower his or her inhibitions. As a result of that, the chances of engaging in risky and irresponsible sexual activities are higher.
In recent years, the number of new HIV patients in Australia has continued to increase. Every year, more than 1,000 people are tested positive for this infection.
HIV attacks and weakens a person's immune system. If not diagnosed and treated right away, it can lead to serious complications such as other infections, brain problems, heart disorders, and so on. In the long run, you become at risk of developing AIDS, which is a fatal, untreatable infection.
So, to avoid all these, observe the necessary precautions to avoid HIV and other STDs. Use protection all the time and do not forget to get STD tested.