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  • Chemsex Has Always Been With Us

    Not before time, the gay press in London, realising we have a dangerous drugs-and-sex scene here that is killing gay men, has finally started to cover it in an analytic, compassionate and sober way (pun intended). I’m pleased about this, and pleased by this powerfully written piece by David Stuart (see https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/chemsex-will-defines-period-gay-history/#gs.3r47mag). No one has done more to help and rescue gay Londoners who have got lost in the maze of chemsex, and help them achieve self-respect and structure in their lives. And yet I disagree that Chemsex is anything new. We gay men have been always been furtive about the sex we sex we want and do, and have always sought private, intoxicated spaces to do it in.

    19 September 2017 | Huffington Post
  • It’s time we had a grown-up talk about gay men, drugs and sex

    Crystal meth, GHB and mephedrone … too many lives are being screwed up to avoid talking about gay men and drug use.

    14 September 2017 | Gay Star News
  • CDC, San Francisco providers disagree on HIV testing

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reaffirmed its recommendation that sexually active gay and bisexual men should undergo at least annual HIV screening, but some local providers advise more frequent HIV and sexually transmitted disease tests.

    07 September 2017 | Bay Area Reporter
  • James Wharton addresses ‘vile and disgusting’ gay sauna comments

    In a 2014 column for Attitude’s sister publication Winq, James wrote: “Sex saunas need to be history. The time has come to close them down. If we don’t, we feed the haters and we hand the bigots who remain a vocal minority ammunition with which to attack us.” Now, in an interview for Attitude’s September issue, Matt Cain asks James whether he was guilty of hypocricy after writing about his experiences with chemsex. “In three years a lot can happen,” James replies, “and a lot of which happened to me I do discuss in the book.”

    05 September 2017 | Attitude
  • Something for the weekend: one of the UK's first openly gay soldiers discusses his addiction to sex and drugs

    When James Wharton quit the army after a decade to retreat to a job in the City and a cosy home in Windsor with his husband and their two dogs, it seemed he’d found his happily ever after. He could have hardly predicted that a year later his marriage would have broken down, he’d be living in central London and be addicted to a combination of hookups and drugs known as chemsex.

    05 September 2017 | Independent
  • Chemsex: Why should it be a Public Health issue?

    I don’t know about anybody else, but I can’t help thinking that the issue of chemsex is one we are still not really getting our act together on.

    05 September 2017 | Jim McManus (blog)
  • Gay Male Immigrants May be at High Risk of HIV Infection Due to Stigma

    MSM migrants are potentially affected by stigmas directed toward sexual minorities and toward immigrants.

    04 September 2017 | Yale School of Public Health
  • HIV cases fall by 40% for second year at top clinic

    London's largest sexual health clinic is set to record a huge drop in new HIV cases for a second successive year. 56 Dean Street has now set itself a target of zero new infections after witnessing a two-thirds fall in the number of new diagnoses since 2015.

    30 August 2017 | Evening Standard
  • How PrEP changed Matt's life

    The arrival of HIV/Aids in the 1980s had a devastating effect on gay communities around the world. Sexual intercourse was linked to the risk of contracting a deadly disease. We explore how pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has changed Matt's attitudes to sex.

    21 August 2017 | BBC (video)
  • Men on PrEP & HIV-positive men are getting hepatitis C during sex—here’s why

    Hepatitis C is best known as an infection transmitted by blood, with most new cases of hepatitis C caused by sharing injection drug use equipment. But this dangerous infection, which … Read More →

    18 August 2017 | BETA blog
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