Sexual Health

Gay HIV Strategies works with all partners across the health sector to ensure that the sexual health needs of LGB people are met in an effective and integrated way.

Gay HIV Strategies was established in 1997 to address the general and sexual health needs of gay and bisexual men. GHS works with all partners across the health sector to address the barriers to accessing health services, raise awareness and ensure the best possible health outcomes for LGB people. It currently serves on:

  • NASC - The National AIDS Strategy Council
  • NASC Education and Prevention Sub committee
  • NASC Care and Management Sub committee
  • HSE working group on HIV prevention amongst MSM
  • HSN - The HIV Services Network
  • GHN - The Gay Health Network

Research and Reports

Several pieces of research have been produced by GLEN/GHS or have been produced in collaboration with other groups to help realise our goals of better health outcomes for LGBT people. These include:
  • HIV Prevention Strategies and the Gay Community (GLEN/Nexus Research, 1996)
  • AIDS Strategy 2000 (NASC, 2000)
  • HIV and AIDS Education and Prevention Plan 2008-2012 (NASC Education and Prevention Sub-committee, 2008)
  • LGBT Health: Towards the Health Care needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People (HSE 2009)
  • A needs Analysis of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Population in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon (Gleeson & McCallion, 2008)
  • MSM: HIV Prevention Among Those Who are HIV Positive (Collins & Sheehan, 2005)
  • Supporting LGBT Lives (Mayock et al, 2009)
  • LGB people and their sexual health: A good practice guide for healthcare professionals
GHS works to raise awareness of HIV prevention issues, the needs of People Living with HIV (PLHIV) and the stigmatisation and discrimination of PLHIV through all sections of the media.