ChemSex Support
56 Dean Street

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David Stuart manages the ChemSex support services at 56 Dean Street (part of the Chelsea & Westminster hospital NHS Foundation Trust) addressing the sexualised drug use by gay men. He has played a leading role in the development of London’s pioneering services Antidote, Club Drug Clinic and CODE clinic, and has been instrumental in placing ChemSex issues firmly on international Public Health agendas. He has been consulted by the governments and public health bodies of many countries across Europe, Australia and USA, including the World Health Organisation/UNAIDS.

In addition to his management and practitioner roles, David is a researcher, policy-maker, educator, writer and lecturer on the issues of sexual wellbeing/culture, substance use and HIV.

David is also the curator of the Dean Street Wellbeing programme, a series of community engagement events that resource art and theatre, designed to inspire and engage populations in action and dialogue on topical and challenging psychosocial/psychosexual issues that impact sexual health, wellbeing and community.

David's clinical and community work is recognised and resourced internationally; his work was featured in a 2015 documentary by VICE UK, titled "ChemSex".

David Stuart puts ChemSex into historical and cultural context for an audience of healthcare providers.


  • Interviewed by editor Future Virology; “Cultural Competency for Clinicians; ChemSex and Coinfection”

Stuart, David. "Cultural competency for clinicians: ChemSex and coinfection." Future Virology 10, no. 4 (2015): 347-349.

  • Author; “ChemSex and Care Planning; One Year in Practice” HIV Nursing Journal

Stuart, David, and Johannes Weymann. "ChemSex and Care-panning: One Year in Practice." HIV Nursing Journal15, no. 2 (2015): 24, 25, 26, 27, 28.

  • Author; ”Sexualised Drug Use by MSM (ChemSex); a ToolKit for HIV/GUM Staff” HIV Nursing Journal

Stuart D. Sexualised drug use by MSM (ChemSex): a toolkit for GUM/HIV staff. HIV Nursing Journal.2014;14(Summer2014):15

  • Author, “Sexualised Drug Use by MSM; Background, Current Status and Response” HIV Nursing Journal

Stuart D. Sexualised drug use by MSM: background, current status and response. HIV Nursing Journal.2013;13.1(Spring 2013)

  • Author, “PrEP possibilities for MSM NPS Intravenous Drug Users” HIV Nursing Journal

Stuart D. PrEP Study Holds New Promise for MSM IDU's. HIV Nursing Journal Newsletter.2013;13.2(Summer 2013):12

  • Contributor, “High-risk drug practices tighten grip on London gay scene” The Lancet

Kirby T, Thornber-Dunwell M. High-risk drug practices tighten grip on London gay scene. The Lancet.2013;381(9861):100, 101