“But then they came out to see us, saw that our faces were sunken in and how skinny we were, and they lowballed us down to, like, ,000.
Yet even with more than 40 percent of local HIV patients reporting that they are also meth users — significant because tweakers are much less likely to use protection, HIV-positive or not — there’s been no significant public health campaign in Maricopa County warning of the dangers of having sex while tweaking.
There certainly hasn’t been an effort like that made in other major metropolitan cities like New York, Chicago, Boston, or San Francisco, where city leaders and nonprofit agencies are pre-emptively targeting gay men before they use meth for the first time.
They bought a stolen professional-grade video camera, recruited the girls, and then spent hours at a time choreographing the scenes, like big-shot porn directors in the San Fernando Valley.
“I remember we stressed about the cum shot, the ‘money shot,’ for so long,” Robert says — typical, obsessive tweaker behavior.
But , if not access inside the meth house, for the price of orally satisfying The Doorman. He was only in the seventh grade when he was first exposed to it, weighing cocaine for a friend who happened to have a pocket full of “white crosses.” But over the years, working for biker gangs like “The Dozen” and “The Spartans,” he was exposed to more women — more women looking for drugs.
who were totally uninhibited on meth; they wanted to film it.
At the tweaker party, Randy would sell some meth, and smoke a little, too. He’s in recovery with Robert, Theresa and Randy, but he relapsed back in September, going on a monthlong meth and sex binge.
He hangs out at the Willow House, too, and goes to the same 12-step meetings.
There was almost always someone willing to pay for the pleasure. She’s been pregnant, though — a lot — but never had kids.
Theresa ended up having 12 abortions, and doubts she could ever get pregnant again.
(See “Ice, Ice, Baby” for more details about meth moms.) As reports of HIV infections increase in Maricopa County, local health officials say widespread meth use is to blame.