Chemsex case study: is it time to recommend routine screening of sexualised drug use in men who have sex with men?Mark O’Reilly
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Sexual Health 15(2) 167-169 https://doi.org/10.1071/SH17156
Submitted: 23 August 2017 Accepted: 13 November 2017 Published: 6 February 2018
This case discusses a gay male participating in sexualised drug use. It raises several important issues and strengthens the case for routine screening for sexualised drug use in men who have sex with men so that healthcare professionals can provide better-informed and higher-quality health care to this population.
Additional keywords: crystal methamphetamine, gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB), MSM, party and play.
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