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Pastor Admits To Drug Abuse In Saucy Sunday Sermons

By McCarton Ackerman

Alabama pastor Juan McFarland used his pulpit to admit to using drugs and having sex with church members after being diagnosed with AIDS. MORE  

Drug Users Welcomed For First Time at Global AIDS Confab

By McCarton Ackerman

After being shut out of of the AIDS conference for decades, intravenous drug users finally had their own booth. MORE  

CDC Endorses Controversial AIDS Prevention Drug

By Victoria Kim

A daily pill that has shown to drastically reduce HIV infections has earned support of the CDC and FDA, but has caused division among AIDS activists. MORE  

Study Shows Crystal Meth Abuse Can Accelerate HIV/AIDS Transmission

By John Lavitt

Researchers found that HIV-positive men who were also meth abusers had higher transmission rates and a worse progression of the disease than non-users. MORE  

Can Pot Stop the Spread of HIV?

By Bryan Le

Researchers found that a daily dose of THC to HIV-infected monkeys significantly slowed down immune tissue damage. MORE  

HIV Pill Cuts Infections Among IV Drug Users

By McCarton Ackerman

A new study finds that an antiretroviral pill can reduce HIV infections in drug users by 49%. MORE  

HIV/AIDS Drug Produces Effects Like LSD

By McCarton Ackerman

Popular antiretroviral drug Efavirenz is found to make users hallucinate. MORE  

The Loneliness of the Addict Activist

By Maia Szalavitz

Since AIDS, I've worked to try to help addicts unite as a political force. Go ahead and laugh. But we remain the only "disease community" that can't stand up for itself. MORE  

Voice Star Speaks Up About Meth and HIV

By McCarton Ackerman

Beloved ex-contestant Jamal Rogers talks about contracting HIV during his addiction to meth. MORE  

"Whoonga" Abuse Threatens HIV Patients

By May Wilkerson

Smoking antiretroviral meds mixed with street drugs ("Whoonga") fuels immunity to HIV treatment. MORE  

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