Chemsex and HIV/AIDS: A Complex Intersection of Health and Behavior

Authors

  • Hasshir Naz Department of Applied Social Sciences, Punjab university.
  • John kian Department of Applied Social Sciences, Punjab university.

Abstract

Chemsex, a term coined to describe the use of drugs such as crystal methamphetamine, GHB/GBL, and mephedrone in the context of sexual activity, has emerged as a significant public health concern. This paper explores the complex intersection between chemsex and HIV/AIDS, focusing on the multifaceted relationship between these phenomena. We delve into the historical context of chemsex, the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS among chemsex participants, the underlying socio-cultural factors driving chemsex, and the implications for prevention, treatment, and harm reduction efforts. By examining the interconnectedness of health and behavior, we aim to provide a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and opportunities for addressing this critical issue.

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Published

2023-09-10

How to Cite

Hasshir Naz, & John kian. (2023). Chemsex and HIV/AIDS: A Complex Intersection of Health and Behavior. Yashfeen Journal of Health Innovation and Practice, 2(01), 124–142. Retrieved from https://yjhip.com/index.php/Journal/article/view/23