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A perfect storm? Modern technological and structural facilitators of drug use during sex among gay men in London

XX International AIDS Conference, Melbourne, Australia, July 20-25 2014 (poster).

Speakers: Adam Bourne, David Reid, Sergio Torres Rueda, Ford Hickson, Paul Steinberg, Peter Weatherburn

Based on a qualitative scoping study, completed in 2014, this poster examines the association between (chemsex) drug use and physical, mental and sexual-health related harms. It suggests interventions seeking to manage chemsex related harms should engage with both online and physical commercial gay spaces and attend to reducing harm that some men experience, but also challenge perceived community norms about chemsex that may be emerging in the UK.

View the full abstract on the Conference website.

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