PIP PAC

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PIP PAC are safer chemsex packs, innovated by gay men in 2014—some of whom are living with HIV and/ or Hepatitis C.

The road has been long but, today, PIP PAC 3.0 is made up of 40 ingredients some of which need to be printed, pinched, stuck together and folded before precision packed into a Post In Proportion (PIP) pack (PAC) mailing box. Uniquely, contents are colour coded to reduce sharing.

Over 5 years, a humble 2 page health information leaflet has evolved into a 28 page booklet with links to our gay men’s health website MENRUS.CO.UK—a wealth of further guidance and support.

Most recently, we included guidance on ambulance call-outs and the police, a bust card: your rights on arrest booklet, and new and expanded guidance on using GHB in May 2019.

We would love to give PIP PAC away for free but they are not subsidised or receive government or grant funding. They are produced on a not for profit basis to give you the best value possible. We also absorb the cost of posting packs nationally.

Click here to purchase PIP PAC 3.0.

You can buy packs online for delivery anywhere in the UK with FREE P&P (Ireland and other EU Countries for £1.00 P&P). Discretely packaged and posted 1st class, packs fit through standard letterboxes. Purchase on-line today, and there’s a good chance you’ll get yours tomorrow.

Chemsex and recreational drug use chemsex support

Click the link for chemsex and recreational drug use support at MENRUS.CO.UK

Developing PIP PAC

We funded and piloted 500 packs ourselves in 2014 and have gone on to make 1000s to date. Some of those involved in their development have direct knowledge and experience of drug use, addiction, withdrawal, and recovery. We also work with LGBT+, drugs, and sexual health services across the UK. Feedback remains very positive and we will continue to make more while the need is there.

Procurement, bulk and orders and tailored packs

The online shop only sells single or twin packs. Use the contact form or call for bulk orders or the chemsex booklet which can be purchased separately.

Packs can be tailored with inserts (eg: details of local services), and include bespoke pack labels (eg: include the name of your organisation).

Pack updates and changes

  • June 2019: Chemsex booklet (A5) 6th edition, printed
  • May 2019: Bust Card: Your Rights on Arrest booklet (A7) 2nd edition, printed
  • October 2018: Chemsex booklet (A5) 5th edition, printed
  • January 2019: Bust Card: Your Rights on Arrest booklet (A7), added
  • December 2018: Plastic mailer bags replaced with paper envelopes
  • November 2018: PIP PAC 2.0 phased out
  • October 2018: Chemsex booklet (A5) 5th edition, printed
  • May 2018: Plastics straws replaced with paper straws
  • October: 2017: Chemsex booklet 4th edition, printed
  • August 2017:‘G’ tracker,ID wristbands, and mint sweets added