+ Site Statistics
References:
52,572,879
Abstracts:
28,705,754
PMIDs:
27,750,366
DOIs:
25,464,004
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

The Paradox for Chem-Fun and Gay Men: A Neoliberal Analysis of Drugs and HIV/AIDS Policies in Hong Kong



The Paradox for Chem-Fun and Gay Men: A Neoliberal Analysis of Drugs and HIV/AIDS Policies in Hong Kong



Journal of Psychoactive Drugs 2019: 1-9



Globally, there has been increasing public health and scholarly interest in chemsex, where the consumption of drugs is related to enhancing sexual pleasure, often in a group context, particularly among gay men or men who have sex with other men (MSM). Since the early 2000s, Hong Kong has witnessed the growth of a chemsex scene. In recent years, HIV/AIDs surveillance reports indicate that chemsex goers have contributed to the rise of HIV infections among MSM, and with increasing pressure from frontline workers, the government has recently acknowledged that this is an emerging issue. Drawing on neoliberalism as a policy framework, ideology, and mode of government, this article traces the adoption of neoliberal discourses of harm reduction in HIV/AIDS and drug policies in Hong Kong. We argue that this emergent issue is the result of two divergent policy orientations, thereby leading to a critical health service gap. This article examines the intersection between HIV/AIDS and drug policies in a particular cultural context to underscore health policy gaps and extend our understanding of the construction of neoliberal subjects in health policies beyond the West.

Please choose payment method:






(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 066446473

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 30704363

DOI: 10.1080/02791072.2019.1568648


Related references

Neoliberal economic policies and infant and child mortality: Simulation analysis of a Chilean paradox. World Development 17(1): 93-108, 1989

Current practice in preventing blood---borne diseases during organ/tissue transplantation in Hong Kong Scientific Committee of the Advisory Council on AIDS and the Hong Kong Society of Transplantation, 5/F Yaumatei Jockey Club Clinic, 145 Battery Street, Yaumatei, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Hong Kong Medical Journal 4(4): 361-366, 2002

An update of the Hong Kong Epilepsy Guideline: consensus statement on the use of antiepileptic drugs in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Medical Journal 23(1): 74-88, 2017

Roentgen Centenary Congress and the 3rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Hong Kong College of Radiologists, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, November 8-12, 1995. Hong Kong Medical Journal 1(4 SUPPL ): 9-194, 1995

5th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Hong Kong Division of the International Academy of Pathology, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, November 16-17, 1996. Pathology International 47(5): A1-A8, 1997

Numerical modeling of a Continuous Photochemical Pollution Episode in Hong Kong using WRF-chem. Atmospheric Environment 42(38): 8717-8727, 2008

A service program of antituberculosis chemotherapy with five drugs for four months in the treatment of drug addicts and prisoners with pulmonary tuberculosis in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Chest Service/British Medical Research Council. American Review of Respiratory Disease 122(3): 417-424, 1980

Hong Kong as a travel destination: an analysis of Japanese tourists' satisfaction levels, and the likelihood of them recommending Hong Kong to others. Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing 9(1/2): 57-80, 2000

Incidence and mortality of spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage in Hong Kong from 2002 to 2010: a Hong Kong hospital authority clinical management system database analysis. World Neurosurgery 81(3-4): 552-556, 2014

The marine flora and fauna of hong kong and southern china vols. 1 and 2. introduction and taxonomy vol. 1 ecology morphology behavior and physiology vol. 2 proceedings of the 1st international marine biological workshop hong kong hong kong april 18 may 10 1980. Morton, B And C K Tseng (Ed ) The Marine Flora And Fauna Of Hong Kong And Southern China, Vols 1 And 2 Introduction And Taxonomy (Vol 1); Ecology, Morphology, Behaviour And Physiology (Vol 2 ); Proceedings Of The 1st International Marine Biological Workshop, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, April 18-May 10, 1980 Viii+554p(Vol 1); Viii+379p(Vol 2) Hong Kong University Press: Hong Kong, Hong Kong Illus Maps Paper Viii+554p(Vol 1), Viii+379p(Vol 2), 1982

Cuprophilicity: Spectroscopic and Structural Evidence for Cu-Cu Bonding Interactions in Luminescent Dinuclear Copper(I) Complexes with Bridging Diphosphane Ligands We are grateful for financial support from The University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong University Foundation, and the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong SAR, P.R. China. Angewandte Chemie 39(22): 4084-4088, 2000

The Marine Flora and Fauna of Hong Kong and southern China III Introduction, taxonomy and ecology, Vol 1; Fouling and pollution, morphology, behaviour and physiology, Vol 2; Fourth International Marine Biological Workshop The Marine Flora and Fauna of Hong Kong and southern China, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, April 11-29, 1989. Morton, B. The, 1992

The Neoliberal Paradox: The Impact of Destructive Product Market Competition and Impatient Finance on Nonfinancial Corporations in the Neoliberal Era. Review of Radical Political Economics 35(3): 271-279, 2003

The marine flora and fauna of hong kong and southern china ii vols 1 2 and 3 introduction and taxonomy vol 1 taxonomy and ecology vol 2 and behavior morphology physiology and pollution vol 3 second international marine biological workshop the marine flora and fauna of hong kong and southern china hong kong hong kong april 2 24 1986. American Malacological Bulletin 8(1): 1-8, 1990

1997 Annual Meeting of the Hong Kong Society for Immunology, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, February 1, 1997. Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy & Immunology 15(1): 55-64, 1997