People who use drugs


  • Some people who use drugs report higher rates of condomless sex.
  • In particular, injecting and non-injecting use of methamphetamines and gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB) have been shown to confer a higher risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) due to an association with condomless sex and group sex.
  • Illicit drug use among men who have sex with men , and sexualised drug use in particular, has been associated with HIVsyphilislymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) and hepatitis C.