In Ontario, there are HIV prevention workers situated in AIDS service organizations whose mandate is to provide programs to assist gay and bisexual men to avoid the transmission of HIV and maintain their overall sexual health. They also work to improve the sexual and overall health of HIV-positive men. Some of these workers are funded by the City of Toronto, some by the Public Health Agency of Canada AIDS Community Action Plan and some by the AIDS Bureau, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
These workers come together as a network, establish common goals, and develop policies and resources to meet those goals. Outreach workers participate on GMSH committee’s, attend GMSH events (such as the Gay Men’s Sexual Health Summit), and are leaders in developing policies, resources, and strategic directions that will assist front-line sexual health services to better assist gay and bisexual men in the strengthening of our sexual health.
The GMSH is comprised mostly of gay men working in various aspects of our response. However, there are key allies in gay men’s sexual health who participate actively on the GMSH and there are a range of services implicated in the effort to assist gay and bisexual men in their sexual health. These include public health units, sexual health clinics, HIV outpatient clinics, and other health and social services. In this way, these other service providers can inform the work of the GMSH, assisting the GMSH in making its work relevant to them, and can benefit from the expertise developed through the GMSH in relation to sexual health services for gay and bisexual men.
The nature of our effort through the GMSH is to create a mechanism in Ontario through which front-line workers, HIV researchers, public health, policy makers and community members can work together, in an ongoing way, to establish long-term, goal-oriented, evidence-based strategies, tools, policies and programs that will effectively assist all of us, committed to ensuring that gay and bisexual men in our communities enjoy healthy, full sexual and emotional lives, to maximize our efforts.
It is through our collaboration, as partners, integrating our varied perspectives and skills, with an eye to the long-term future that we will best realize the full potential of our resources for the betterment of gay and bisexual men’s health.
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In Ontario, there are HIV prevention workers situated in AIDS service organizations whose mandate is
The nature of our effort through the GMSH is to create a mechanism in Ontario through which front-li
Gay Men's Sexual Health Alliance respects the privacy of visitors to this Web site Gay Men's Sexual
This web site may include bulletin boards and/or chat rooms (collectively the "Communications") allo