Men who have sex with men (MSM)

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HIV/STIs increase in MSM: National Outbreak Response Group
In response to the national increase in Ireland of HIV and other STIs seen in men who have sex with men (MSM) since 2015, a national multisectoral, multidisciplinary outbreak response group was established in early 2016. It includes representation from the Sexual Health and Crisis Pregnancy Programme, STI and Infectious Disease services, Public Health Departments, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre, laboratory services, the Gay Health Network, HSE Gay Men's Health Services, and Positive Now. The response involves three main strands of work covering epidemiology, intervention, and communications.

Action Plan: Response to the national increase in HIV and STIs in MSM
This plan identifies interventions known to be effective in preventing transmission of HIV and STIs, any current gaps in their provision, and the actions planned to address these gaps. This action plan will be used by the MSM National Outbreak Response Group to track progress on the actions: it is expected to change and be updated periodically.

Last updated: 29 June 2017