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DayBeginning Time Duration Event
Sun, Mar 28, 2004 1:15 PM
2:10 PM
1 hour Why the Connection between Crystal Meth and the Gay Community?


Fenway Community Health (www.fenwayhealth.org)

Fenway offers the highest quality care. Our physicians are Board-certified or Board-eligible in internal medicine, and many are also certified in a specialty. Our medical staff has admitting privileges at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, one of the top medical facilities in the nation. And all of our physicians hold faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School, a world-class training and research institution. At Fenway, all these resources are placed in the service of one goal: to treat every client as a whole and unique person, one who deserves–and receives–the best health care available anywhere.

Why the Connection between Crystal Meth and the Gay Community?

Crystal meth is a taking a strong hold on the gay community. This talk will focus on talking about what crystal meth is and why it is such a attractive drug in the gay community. The effects of crystal meth on the body and the parallel rise in syphilis and antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea will also be discussed. There will be time left for questions and discussion.


  • Dr. Kevin Kapila, Fenway Community Health Center
  • Will Halpin, Fenway Community Health Center, Substance Abuse Counselor

Dr. Kevin Kapila obtained his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and completed his residency training in a combined Internal Medicine and Psychiatry Program at Rush-St. Lukes Presbyterian Medical Center in Chicago. He has worked at numerous homeless outreach and advocacy programs. He currently works as a primary care doctor for patients with HIV and a psychiatrist at the Fenway Community Health Center in Boston, where he also runs the crystal meth recovery program.

Will Halpin is a substance abuse counselor at the Fenway Community Health Center where he works in the acupuncture detox program. He obtained his master's in social work from Boston University and is currently working on a master's in public health.


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