Sometimes you wake up after a heavy night and you can’t remember a thing about it.

If you’ve been to a chill out, sex party or sauna and you blacked out or can’t remember what happened, you might want to seek help, especially if you think you may have put yourself at risk of getting HIV or had sex you didn’t consent to. 

PEP is medication that can be taken up to 72 hours after a potential HIV exposure to reduce the chances of infection. If you need to get PEP you should get to an A&E or GU service as soon as possible, as the sooner you take it the more likely it is to be effective.

Where to get PEP:
Burrell Street provide PEP 7 days a week. Visit the website for more information.

You can also get PEP at other GU clinics, including 56 Dean Street or find a clinic near you.

The health advisors at the clinic will assess your risks and decide if PEP is the best course of action.

To find out more about PEP, click here...


What other help can I get?

Many GU services have health advisors or psychologists that offer longer term support and the health advisors at Burrell Street also offer longer term counselling and psychotherapy for gay men. If you feel that things have happened to you that you haven’t been in control of and feel you would like some support, you can speak to them about this.

It’s important to remember that even when chems are involved people still need to have the right and ability to decide on the sex they want to have.

Visit Burrell Street to speak to a health advisor or find your nearest clinic

If you have been sexually assualted, Galop offer advice and support.

Being filmed 

More men are reporting being filmed without their consent during sex when high on drugs. Some men are not aware that this has happened but hear stories which feed into paranoia that it could have happened to them. The only way you can be sure that you are not filmed without your consent is to remain in a state in which you are aware of what is going on so that you are able to make decisions about it. 

Sometimes waking up with unclear memories can happen time and time again. If this is happening to you, you may feel that you need support to take control of your drug use.

For tips and advice about setting limits for yourself before a big weekend...

For support and services about your chems use: