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May 10, 2013

A group of community leaders meet in South London’s clubbing district Vauxhall to discuss the drug GHB, and its relationship to clubbing and the gay community

In 2012, Gay Star News reported at least three separate deaths in the months of July, August and October where gay men died of suspected drug overdose in clubs and sex saunas.

August 31, 2012

Hepatitis C rates among HIV positive gay men in Switzerland have jumped by eighteen hundred percent over 14 years and researchers are calling for better education campaigns targeting men who have sex with men

Hepatitis C infections have increased eighteen fold among HIV positive Swiss men over a 14 year period, according to a study published in the Clinical Infectious Diseases journal, with half of those infections occurring since 2008.

In comparison infections decreased among injecting drug users and remained stable among heterosexuals.

Troublingly, over 80 percent of the Hepatitis C infections among gay men were of the hardest strains of the virus to treat.

April 1, 2012

‘Chems’ are highly addictive - GSN investigates the dark side of pleasure

On Caledonia Road, in the heart of London’s Kings Cross, there is a small shopfront painted bright purple and a discreet sign that confirms that this is the home of London Friend.

This nondescript, unassuming premises is the frontline in an ongoing campaign to educate gay men in Britain's capital about the risks that they’re taking and the harm that they’re doing to themselves.