SAN FRANCISCO -- Using nitrite inhalants, being uncircumcised, and engaging in certain sexual practices all increase the risk of HIV seroconversion among HIV-negative men who have sex with men, Dr.
The use of nitrite inhalants (known as poppers) also carried a high PAR in Dr.
- A study of 823 homosexual men in Los Angeles found that, during a two- month period, 56 percent had at least three alcoholic beverages daily, 45 percent had smoked at least two cigarettes per day, 50 percent had smoked marijuana, 26 percent had taken cocaine, and 32 percent had sniffed nitrite inhalants
(Archives of Internal Medicine, December 1989).
4) A conference on nitrite inhalants
(poppers), held under the auspices of the National Institute on Drug Abuse in May 1994 was attended by such HIV kingpins as Robert Gallo and Harold Jaffe--and dissenter Peter Duesberg.
Some suggested it was triggered by recreational use of nitrite inhalants
, called poppers.
Nitrite inhalants are effective vasodilators and have been used in the treatment of chest pain for more than 100 years (Butler 2006).
Nitrite inhalant abuse is associated with a number of seriously adverse health and social outcomes, including methemoglobinemia (Modarai et al.