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Jordan Duran, Addicted to Meth and HIV-Positive By Age 23

Reading about 26-year-old Jordan Duran meth habit — up to 20 times a day by age 23! — is just wretched. Typical story: Gets a taste, loves it, has unprotected sex while high, tests positive for HIV, turns to meth as a crutch, gets insanely addicted, yada yada. Sad story, because it’s true! But the saddest part of this story comes from Joshua O’Neal, who conducts HIV-testing research at a clinic there: “Every time I test a meth user I feel afraid for them in the pit of my stomach.” Ugh. But snaps to Jordan, who’s using his image and name to put a face on this problem.