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One day it hit me: I was addicted to chaos.
In the past 18 months, 42 people who use drugs tested HIV positive in Multnomah County, which includes Portland.
A study of gay and bi men with HIV in Australia who had been cured of hep C found they associated hep C with injection drug use.
We have the 2017 stats, which have not been previously reported. I asked the health departments in all three cities to provide the numbers.
A look at June issues from the POZ archives
I rinsed away my six months of sobriety and I could only think about how free my first few moments of being high again felt.
A moment of grace—and some amazing advice—from a police officer. Would I take it?
A descent into decadence. But why, and at what cost?
Although the highest syphilis rates are in gay and bi men, the STI is also rising quickly among heterosexuals.
I made it through Black Party weekend sober, but a bigger temptation awaited.
The CDC found these risk factors were much higher among the 1.8 percent of high school survey respondents who said they were transgender.
One percent of gay and bi men in a Dutch PrEP study contracted hepatitis C annually; of those cured, one in four were reinfected per year.
Sometimes you have to hit rock bottom to climb back to the top, and at this point in 2014, I was headed straight for rock bottom.
I was headed somewhere, but the destination was to nowhere.
ME: “I only use meth like once a month. It’s not a big issue.”
MY FRIENDS: “Girl, are you crazy? Meth is serious. You need help.”
An Australian study found that a recent spike in PrEP use coincided with a swift drop in condom use among both those on and off PrEP.
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