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Fighting the Biggest Epidemic in the Gay Community Since AIDS

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Rod Rushing has switched from using the Internet as a tool to find meth-fueled sex to using it as a tool to fight meth-fueled sex, the biggest epidemic facing the gay community since AIDS.

Rushing is coordinating the Mile High Meth Project, a new support network being built up to curb the explosive use of meth in the gay community. This week, the project got its new Web site up and running, and it will serve as a virtual home base for the battle, featuring everything from tips on quitting meth to tales of those who’ve tried and succeeded before. And for all those concerns too delicate to ask the doc about (everything from safe blow-jobs to dirty rim-jobs, itches to rashes) just ask the “Dog-ter,” Denver’s newest guru on safe sex.

The mission seems simple: Put down the pipe and pick up a condom. But with the devastating toll that meth takes on the brain, Rushing and the Mile High Meth Project know that the new Web site is just one more gun in a hella war against the gay community poisoning itself. -- Luke Turf

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