What we’re seeing Sexualised using, multiple partners Meeting & trading drugs through apps Private sex parties, sex on premises venues High level of current sexual risk Injecting crystal meth & mephedrone Around half are HIV + Poor adherence to HIV meds whilst using Widespread poor self-esteem issues
Meeting emerging treatment needs Initial response due to demand Identified G as dependence-forming Integrated sexual health & HIV prevention into substance misuse keyworking Identified opportunities for earlier intervention – GUM outreach Identified trends in support needs: identity, self- esteem, seeking different relationships SWAP – structured weekend programme
Meeting emerging needs strategically Training: GUM, treatment agencies Informing: Government, conferences Developing clinical guidelines – Project NEPTUNE Out Of Your Mind report – improving treatment for LGBT people PHE MSM Action Plan – drugs & sexual health GUMCAD – drug use intelligence
Partnership Responses GUM outreach: Code Clinic, Mortimer Market, cliniQ Screening, earlier identification, brief interventions, MI, prevention CNWL Club Drug Clinic Centre of excellence around drugs more commonly used in chemsex Not LGBT specific but 75% MSM
Ongoing Challenges Localism – commissioning drug treatment Commissioning – growing need for higher intensity & therapeutic HIV prevention interventions Cultural competence - drug treatment services Surveillance data: prevalence, treatment, causal link to HIV infections Integration with mental health support Alcohol
Resources London Friend: http://londonfriend.org.uk/http://londonfriend.org.uk/ Antidote: http://londonfriend.org.uk/antidotehttp://londonfriend.org.uk/antidote Antidote’s Out Of Your Mind report: http://londonfriend.org.uk/outofyourmind/http://londonfriend.org.uk/outofyourmind/ Antidote/Orange Nation G-Aware campaign: http://londonfriend.org.uk/get-support/g-aware/http://londonfriend.org.uk/get-support/g-aware/ NTA Club Drug Report: http://www.nta.nhs.uk/uploads/clubdrugsreport2012.pdfhttp://www.nta.nhs.uk/uploads/clubdrugsreport2012.pdf Chemsex Study http://sigmaresearch.org.uk/projects/gay/project59?/chemsexhttp://sigmaresearch.org.uk/projects/gay/project59?/chemsex UK Drug Policy Commission Report: http://www.ukdpc.org.uk/publication/the-impact-drugs-different-minority-groups-lgbt- groups/http://www.ukdpc.org.uk/publication/the-impact-drugs-different-minority-groups-lgbt- groups/ UK Drug Policy Commission Policy Briefing: http://www.ukdpc.org.uk/publication/drugs-diversity-lgbt-groups-policy- briefing/http://www.ukdpc.org.uk/publication/drugs-diversity-lgbt-groups-policy- briefing/ Lesbian & Gay Foundation Part of the Picture: http://www.lgf.org.uk/policy-research/part-of-the-picture/http://www.lgf.org.uk/policy-research/part-of-the-picture/ Lancet article of crystal meth rise in London (Jan 2013): http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140- 6736(13)60032-X/fulltexthttp://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140- 6736(13)60032-X/fulltext Club Drug Clinic: http://clubdrugclinic.cnwl.nhs.uk/http://clubdrugclinic.cnwl.nhs.uk/ LDAN News Nov/Dec 2012 (Club Drugs & Antidote articles): http://www.ldan.org.uk/PDFs/LDANNewsDec12.pdfhttp://www.ldan.org.uk/PDFs/LDANNewsDec12.pdf LDAN News Dec 2014 (Improving treatment for LGBT people): https://ldannews.wordpress.com/2014/12/09/out-of-your- mind-improving-drug-and-alcohol-services-for-lgbt-people/https://ldannews.wordpress.com/2014/12/09/out-of-your- mind-improving-drug-and-alcohol-services-for-lgbt-people/ Engendered Penalties: http://www.pfc.org.uk/pdf/EngenderedPenalties.pdfhttp://www.pfc.org.uk/pdf/EngenderedPenalties.pdf Sexual Orientation Monitoring Guide: http://www.lgf.org.uk/Our-services/Campaigns/sexual-orientation-monitoring-guide/http://www.lgf.org.uk/Our-services/Campaigns/sexual-orientation-monitoring-guide/ Stonewall Healthy Lives mini-site: http://www.healthylives.stonewall.org.uk/http://www.healthylives.stonewall.org.uk/ Public Health Outcomes Framework LGBT Companion: http://www.lgf.org.uk/phofhttp://www.lgf.org.uk/phof
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