ASHM Report Back
Clinical posts from members and guests of the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) from various international medical and scientific conferences on HIV, AIDS, viral hepatitis, and sexual health.
New Zealand 2006 chemsex data
New Zealand surveillance data from 2006.
55% (1 in 2) report any drug use.
21% (i in 5) report harder drugs (excluding cannabis and poppers).
44% of those used stimulants.
Polydrug users much more commonly report condomless anal intercourse and have higher STI incidence.
Drug use universally associated with increased risk behaviors (consistent with disinhibition) and decreased adherence to ARVs.