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Why alcohol, crack, and other drugs can put you at risk for the AIDS virus
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    Blurred out image of a couple, description of substances clouding judgement.

    "They cloud your thinking.

    You already know that shooting up drugs and sharing needles put you at risk for AIDS. But actually, other drugs such as crack, alcohol and marijuana can put can put you at risk because they cloud your thinking.

    And when your thinking is clouded, you take foolish chances.

    When you’re high, you may have sex.

    That’s risky stuff.

    So think clearly. Don’t risk AIDS.

    If you’d like more information on the relationship between AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases, call the National AIDS hotline. 1-800-342-AIDS. The hotline for the hearing impaired is 1-800-AIDS-TTY."

    Order number: P149 (English). CDC National AIDS Clearinghouse, Catalog of HIV and AIDS education and prevention materials September 1994, p. 32.

    A blurred photograph suggests that drugs and alcohol can cloud a young person's thinking and increase the risk of contracting HIV.

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