Degree Name

Master of Science

Department or Program

Rehabilitation Counseling


Upton, Thomas D.


The highly addictive drug methamphetamine has been associated with impairments in social and neurological functioning. With assistance from previous studies on methamphetamine use and HIV, the theory that the risk of HIV is increased with the use of methamphetamine will be supported. The purpose of this paper is to educate and illustrate the dangerous effects of methamphetamine use among individuals with HIV. The paper will conclude with an examination of possible HIV treatment and prevention options to better assist individuals who use methamphetamine.