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 What is the study about? 

The M3THOD Study is exploring how gay and bisexual men (cis and trans), trans women and non-binary people use drugs when having sex and measuring the effectiveness of community led services for people who party and play.


The research study is looking to recruit people who:


  • Identify as:

  • Gay or bisexual (cis and trans)

  • Transgender female

  • Non-binary

  • Can communicate in English sufficiently to consent to the study

  • Have used drugs in the previous 12 months

  • Currently live in NSW

 What's involved? 

Participation in this research involves completing a survey at enrolment and then completing follow up surveys once every three months. People who report that they use drugs when having sex will also have the option of receiving peer-led services provided by ACON.

People who consent, may also be invited to take part in an interview about their experience of drug use and their use of services.


Detailed information about what is involved can be read on the full participant information sheet and consent form here.

 Study Partners 

This study is being delivered in partnership by ACON, the Kirby Institute, Positive Live NSW, NADA, St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney and Sydney Sexual Health Centre.

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