What is Chemsex?

Chemsex involves using drugs to enhance sex, often by increasing desire and reducing inhibitions.
The three main drugs used for chemsex are GHB, mephedrone and crystal meth. Each has very different mental and physical effects.
You may not remember what you have done or if you have used condoms
Chemsex can be dangerous and involves serious risks for your sexual health, but you can take precautions to make it safer and to protect yourself from HIV.
If you’ve had chemsex and are worried you’ve put yourself at risk of HIV infection, get advice from a medical professional as soon as you can.

I’ve put myself at risk – how can I test?
You can now access self-testing for a range of sexually transmitted infections including chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV, syphilis with a testing kit that can be done in the comfort of your own home and without having to visit a clinic.
This service is available to people aged 16 and over, who do not have any symptoms (asymptomatic) If you do have symptoms home testing is not right for you. Please contact the service on 01695 656550 to book a telephone consultation and you will be given further advice.

Completing the tests are easy and full instructions are provided. It is important to complete the test and return it as soon as possible after you have taken your samples.

To order you home STI testing kit click here.


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