you're HIV positive, the physical stress of using some drugs can
weaken your immune system's ability to fight off HIV. This may
come from not eating, not getting enough sleep, and physically
exerting yourself too much. This is especially true if you're
If you're taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs), you should
be aware that street drugs could interact with your meds. Protease
inhibitors (PIs) affect the way your system processes certain
for example, take longer to clear and can build up over time.
This can potentially cause you to overdose the next time you take
when you're high you might forget to take your ARVs, which can
allow the virus to progress more rapidly. Drugs impair your judgment.
Keep condoms and lube handy, and remember to use them. Keep your
partners, and your self, safe!