Dissident AIDS Database

Co-factorsRecreational drugsNitritesAIDS symptoms
Effect of the Recreational Agent Isobutyl Nitrite on Human Blood Leukocytes and on in Vitro Interferon Production.
 Hersh EM et al.
  “We speculate that these immunosuppressive effects [measured in cell cultures], combined with the ability of nitrites to convert amines to [carcinogenic] nitrosamines, may be related to the development of opportunistic infections and Kaposi’s sarcoma in homosexuals who use this agent”
  Cancer Res. 1983 Mar;43:1365-71.1983
Risk factor analysis among men referred for possible acquired immune deficiency syndrome.
 Newell GR, Mansell PWA, Wilson MB, Lynch HK, Spitz MR, Hersh EM.
  31 homosexual AIDS patients compared to 29 AIDS-free controls to determine AIDS risk factors : multiple "street drugs" were used as sexual stimulants and the "lifetime use of nitrites" were 94% to 100% consistent risk factors for AIDS.
  Preventive Med 1985; 14: 81-91.1985
National case-control study of Kaposi’s sarcoma and Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in homosexual men: Part 1, Epidemiologic results, 1983
 Jaffe, H. W., Choi, K., Thomas, P. A., Haverkos, H. W., Auerbach, D. M., Guinan, M. E., Rogers, M. F., Spira, T. J., Darrow, W. W., Kramer, M. A., Friedman, S. M., Monroe, J. M., Friedman-Kien, A. E., Laubenstein, L. J., Marmor, M., Safai, B., Dritz, S. K
  50 homosexual AIDS patients compared to 120 AIDS-free controls to determine AIDS risk factors : multiple "street drugs" were used as sexual stimulants and the "lifetime use of nitrites" were 94% to 100% consistent risk factors for AIDS.
  Ann. Intern. Med. 99: 145-151, 19831983