Published in AIDS Weekly, July 28th, 1997
"I was an executive, making more than $100,000 a year, and I couldn't find a clean needle," said a 35-year-old business man. His addiction to what he now calls the "terrible, terrible, evil" drug crystal methamphetamine, or "speed," led to repeated use of dirty needles, HIV infection, and ultimately, advanced AIDS.
Another former IV-drug user appeared at a Capitol news conference with AIDS researchers and a representative of the...
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