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Hepatitis C virus infection is rising among gay and bisexual men in San Diego

The prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among HIV-positive men who have sex with men in San Diego has increased over the past 15 years, especially

Published
05 December 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
Inside The Dark, Dangerous World of Chemsex

Gay and bisexual men described wide-scale and systematic sexual violence, the deliberate drugging of vulnerable teenagers, the coaxing of impoverished men into a cloaked world of prostitution, frequent mental breakdowns from meth-induced psychoses, overdose victims routinely left to slip into comas, and a pile-up of sudden deaths. Almost no one is coming forward to report incidents to police. And most are not seeking help from services that treat substance abuse or tackle sexual exploitation.

Published
04 December 2016
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Health agencies should challenge the idea that most gay men use drugs

Drug use generally and chemsex more specifically are perceived to be common and normalised behaviours among gay men involved in those scenes in London, but this perception

Published
29 November 2016
By
Roger Pebody
NICE one? Is NHS guidance on substance misuse fit for purpose?

2007 was the last time the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence published guidance on psychosocial interventions for substance misuse. Is the guidance published a decade ago fit for purpose in 2016?

Published
28 November 2016
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The Mental Elf
Statement on Stephen Port murder convictions

Today has seen another high profile case involving gay men and dating apps. All three cases involved drug use, two in sexual contexts, a trend now known as chemsex.

Published
25 November 2016
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London Friend
Chemsex and slamming “suffused with romantic, emotional and communal attachments”

While gay men’s use of drugs in sexual contexts is often portrayed as deviant, extreme and unconnected with the sentimental norms of stable relationships, ethnographic research in

Published
22 November 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Researchers examine how drug policy impacts HIV vulnerability among African-Americans

Although HIV rates are higher among the African American community compared to the White population, research shows that engagement in risky behaviors does not fully account for these differences.According to the model, two main factors -- disproportionate drug-arrests and sentencing of African American communities -- lead to pathways of HIV vulnerability.

Published
21 November 2016
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EurekAlert
Tina and slamming, a report on crystal meth in a sexual context

This report addresses the use of methamphetamine (crystal meth or tina) and slamming (intravenous use). These two phenomenona were never previously encountered or described in the Netherlands. Our study is based upon a desk review of statistical Dutch data, a literature review and 27 in-depth interviews with MSM that use crystal meth.

Published
16 November 2016
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Mainline
Long term decline in consistent condom use among Australian gay men

Data from the last ten years of the Australian Gay Community Periodic Surveys shows a steady decline in consistent condom use, with more gay men attempting to

Published
15 November 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Smoking more harmful than HIV for people taking effective treatment, US study suggests

Smoking has the potential to shorten the life of a person taking HIV treatment by an average of six years, and is far more harmful to

Published
08 November 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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