Understanding and responding to the sexual health and wellbeing needs of gbMSM
Gay and bisexual men, and men who have sex with men (gbMSM) are disproportionately affected by HIV in Ireland, accounting for more than half of all new HIV diagnoses over the past number of years. This one-hour introductory webinar will navigate you through understanding, and responding to, the HIV prevention and sexual health needs of gbMSM, including:
– the trends in HIV diagnoses amongst gbMSM;
– what is safer sex now for gbMSM and the importance of the continuum of care in preventing new HIV acquisitions;
– the issues and challenges arising for gbMSM that impact on sexual behaviour and vulnerability to acquiring HIV and STIs;
– services and supports available at HIV Ireland’s MPOWER Programme; and
– improving linkages to services and supports.
Attendance is free of charge. Registration is essential. Register below to receive your link to join the webinar.
The webinar will be presented by the MPOWER Programme team at HIV Ireland, including the sexual health outreach team who will draw on their own experiences providing a wide variety of supports to a diverse community of gbMSM. The MPOWER Programme is a peer-led suite of services and supports empowering gay and bisexual men with sex-positive, judgement-free and harm reduction-based responses to sexual health and wellbeing needs.
This webinar will be beneficial to health, social and community-based care professionals who work with gay and bisexual men, and men who have sex with men – professionals working across a range of services and sectors including, but not exclusive to: Sexual Health Workers, Health Advisers, LGBTQ+ Services, Youth Services, Migrant Services, Traveller Community Health Projects, Prison Services, Housing/Homeless Services, Sex Worker Services, GPs, Mental Health Practitioners, Social Workers and Nurses.