UK Community Advisory Board (UK-CAB)

UK-CAB 52: Sexual health and HIV

Friday 24 October 2014


09.30-09.45 Registration, refreshments and expenses
09.45-10.00 Welcome, introductions, UKCAB updates
10.00 -11.00 Sexual health and HIV – Dr Naomi Adams, UCL Mortimer Market Centre
11.00-11.15 BREAK
11.15-12.15 “Chemsex”: sexualised drug use by MSM – David Stuart, 56 Dean Street
12.15-12.30 Company pre-meeting for MSD
12.30-14.00 Lunch 
14.00-15.30 Company meeting: MSD 
15.30-15.45 BREAK
15.45-16.30 Conferences feedback: IAS, BHIVA
16.30-16.45 Member feedback, UK-CAB AOB
16.45 Meeting close

Presentations from this meeting

HIV and sexual happiness – Dr Naomi Adams, [PDF, 5.6Mb]

HIV and erectile dysfunction – Daniel Richardson, [PDF, 3MB]

Chemsex – sexualised drug use by MSM – David Stuart, [PowerPoint, 7.3Mb]

Who accesses PrEP? PROUD study baseline data analysis – Sheena McCormack via Gus Cairns, [PDF, 603Kb]

Background reading

Sexual health:

HIV and your quality of life – Sexual health – an section from the HIV i-Base treatment guide

STIs and sexual function

ChemSex articles from HIV Nursing:
Sexualised drug use by MSM: background, current and response

Sexualised drug use by MSM: a toolkit for GUM/HIV staff

A drugs awareness film about “ChemSex” (the sexualised drug use by gay men); to help health practitioners better understand the context, and to point people in the direction of support services.

A training video demonstrating how Motivational Interviewing techniques can be employed to address ambivalence around making changes, with clients who use drugs for sex (often referred to as “ChemSex”). 6.24min

This 7 min video was screened at the start of an open meeting about HIV and young people that was organised by David Stuart and the sexual health clinic at 56 Dean Street. This included four well-known personalities from the London LGBT scene – smart, funny and articulate – and includes talking about sex, drugs and PrEP – but the real subject is how tough it is to have any confidence about your sexual health.

Q&A on PrEP in the UK and changes to the HIV PROUD study

I’m an HIV Physician. And I’m Starting PrEP.
An article from the The Body by an HIV positive doctor aged 60 and is happy to start PrEP.

Could HIV treatment mean safer sex?

Financial support

The UK-CAB receives unrestricted funding from some pharmaceutical companies towards the direct costs of holding four meetings each year. This funding supports the travel and accommodation costs for members to attend from outside London, plus the cost of catering.

The content, programme and agenda for meetings is decided by the UK-CAB steering group in consultation with the wider membership. Funding is unconnected to meeting content.

We believe that manufacturers who currently develop and market medicines have a responsibility to actively engage with advocacy organisations and that HIV positive people and their advocates should be able to directly question manufacturers about the safety and efficacy of their products and proposals for future research.

For a list of companies that support the UK-CAB please see the “about us” page.