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Glossary

Selected words and phrases

ChemSex is a common term used by gay men for drug use that includes at least one of these three recreational drugs: meth, meph and G.

  • Methamphetamine (crystal/crystal meth/Tina/meth).
  • Mephedrone (meph/drone).
  • GHB/GBL* (G, Gina).

Differences between ChemSex and recreational drugs.

hepatitis – an infection that causes liver inflammation, usually a virus.

chronic – long-term.

sarcoma – medical term for cancer that affects bone, cartilage, fat, muscle, blood vessels, skin or other connective tissue.

Cancer: lymphoma and sarcoma.

portal hypertension –┬áincreased blood pressure (hypertension) in the vein carrying blood to the liver.