WPR News
7:07 pm
Mon August 1, 2005

HIV Risk High Due to Meth

Laramie, Wy – The executive director of the Wyoming AIDS Project says there is disaster waiting to happen in this state. Pamela Reamer Williams says the potential for an outbreak of H-I-V is high because of growing popularity of the drug meth. Reamer Williams says there has already been an increase in the number of H-I-V infections. Though she is not 100 percent sure that is due to meth use, she says it is likely because some people take meth through needles and share them. They also do not make intelligent decisions about who they have sex with when they are high.
Reamer Williams says she is worried that people in this state are not taking this risk seriously. She urges anyone who is sexually active to get an annual H-I-V test and to speak honestly to children about safe sex.