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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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Prahran Market Clinic, 325 Chapel Street, Prahran, Vic. 3181, Australia; Action Centre (Family Planning Victoria), 94 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, Vic. 3000, Australia. Email: mark@prahranmarketclinic.com

Sexual Health 15(2) 167-169 https://doi.org/10.1071/SH17156
Submitted: 23 August 2017  Accepted: 13 November 2017   Published: 6 February 2018

Abstract

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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