RESEARCH…

Since its establishment GHN has led on the need for research that contributes to the health and wellbeing of MSM. One of the first all-Ireland surveys was the Vital Statistic 2000 carried out in partnership with Sigma Research (http://sigmaresearch.org.uk) (Sigma is a research group specialising in social and policy aspects of HIV and sexual health. It is now part of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine). 

 

This partnership with Sigma led to further MSM Internet surveys between 2003 to 2008 and the results are published under ‘Real Lives’ one and two (2003 to 2006) as well as the data-sets for 2007 and 2008.

 

In 2010 GHN joined with Sigma and other other European partners to produce the European MSM Internet Survey (EMIS 2010). In 2014, GHN helped establish the MSM Internet Survey Ireland (MISI). Currently GHN along with MISI are involved in the promotion of EMIS 2017.

EMIS 2017

Sigma Research along with a range of partners has been funded as part of the European Commission Health Programme 2014-2020 to deliver evidence about the sexual health of gay men, bisexual men and other MSM across Europe. Called ESTICOM (European Surveys and Trainings to Improve MSM Community Health) the partnership will deliver on three inter-linked projects over the next three years: One of these is the pan-European Internet survey among MSM and it is intended to launch EMIS 2017 in September. As well as actively promoting EMIS 2017 the MISI team will also publish the Ireland ‘country report’ based on the findings of the survey.

MISI 2015

GHN and others were involved in the MSM Internet Survey Ireland (MISI) 2015 (www.misi.ie). This was a Republic of Ireland survey among MSM and a record number of men responded. As well as the comprehensive Report published in 2016, GHN produced three community infographic reports, two of which were advertised in Gay Community News. The MISI partnership consists of Gay Health Network(GHN), Health Protection Surveillance Centre(HPSC), Sexual Health and Crisis Pregnancy Programme(SCHPP), Gay Men’s Health Service(GMHS), also the international advisory group Axel J Schmidt, Ford Hickson, Peter Keogh and Daniel McCartney continues to liaise in relation to further research among MSM in Ireland.

MISI 2015 MEN WHO HAVE SEX WITH MEN INTERNET SURVEY
MISI 2015
Infographic 2 GCN Issue 320 Aug 2016
MISI 2015
At GHF 14 Dr Derval Igoe HPSC
MISI 2015
Summary on Drugs and Alcohol 2016
MISI 2015
Community Report June 2016
MISI 2015
Infographic GCN Issue 319 July 2016

EMIS 2010

In 2010, GHN joined with the European MSM Sex Survey (EMIS 2010) (http://www.emis-project.eu/) one of the largest surveys in the world. The survey in 25 languages across 38 countries saw more than 180,000 respondents. GHN contributed to and produced one of the EMIS Community reports. In 2012 GHN published the EMIS Ireland results under the Man2Man Reports.   Also, the ECDC published the final EMIS 2010 report in 2013.

Man2man Report 1 – Our Community
EMIS Ireland Community Real Man Report 2010
EMIS
UNGASS Indicators 2010
Man2man Report 2 – Living With HIV
EMIS 2010 European men who have sex with men survey
EMIS Schmidt drug use among gay and bisexual men 2010
Man2man Report 3 – Our Sex Lives
EMIS
Community Report One 2010
EMIS Schmidt STI Screening Services for gay and bisexual men 2010
Man2man Report 4 – Our Sexual Health
EMIS
Community Report Two 2011

Vital Statistic 2000 / Real Lives

Since its establishment GHN has led on the need for research that contributes to the health and wellbeing of MSM. One of the  rst all-Ireland surveys was the Vital Statistic 2000 carried out in partnership with Sigma Research (http://sigmaresearch.org.uk) (Sigma is a research group specialising in social and policy aspects of HIV and sexual health. It is now part of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine). This continues with the EMIS 2010 and MISI 2015 and the forthcoming EMIS 2017.

Real Lives Report 2 2009
Research Data-Set Republic Of Ireland 2007
Real Lives Report 2006
Research Data-Set Northern Ireland 2007
Vital Statistics Ireland 2000
Research Data-Set Republic of Ireland 2008
Research Data-Set Northern Ireland 2008

Other Research

GHN, member groups and partners at times are also involved in key research in relation to HIV and Sexual Health. Syphilis Awareness Action and Knowledge (SAKA 2009), the Hate Crime Report 2006 and others are placed below.

2006 Hate Crime Report- Johnny Peer Action Group
SAKA 2009 Key Findings