Minister, Alex White TD Launches the “Translating Man2Man” Exhibition
To Mark World Aids Day, December 2012 .
The Exhibition at Outhouse (LGBT Community Centre), 105 Capel Street, Dublin 1. www.outhouse.ie is open to members of the public till January 6th 2013. The exhibition shows the four Man2Man programme messages in Arabic, English, French, Irish, Mandarin, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, and Spanish.
GHN very much welcomes the support of the Minister, Outhouse the HSE office for Social Inclusion and the Social Inclusion Unit, Dublin City Council. In 2013 the exhibition will take place at other venues around Dublin and throughout Ireland.
The Four Programme Posters are available to download click on download the campaign posters on the left or scroll below.
The Four Programme Films are available to view, either each phase inclusive of the nine subtitled languages or individual phases by individual language at www.youtube.com/man2manireland
ALWAYS USE CONDOMS AND LUBE WHEN HAVING SEX: Phase 4 of the GHN/HSE National HIV Prevention Programme
The fourth and final phase of the year-long Man2Man.ie initiative was launched on 4th October 2012. The key message for this phase of the programme - 'Always use condoms and lube when having sex' - promotes consistent condom use as the most effective way to prevent transmission of HIV and other STIs. As part of this phase of the programme, 100,000 safer sex packs, containing one condonm and one lube, will be distributed free to MSM. The packs will be available in The George, in Outhouse LGBT Community Centre on Dublin's Capel Street, and at other points around the country (to be confirmed). The safer sex packs were made possible through support funding from The George, Alternative Miss Ireland (AMI), GMHS HSE and the Gay Health Network (GHN). The new pack will also be launched on Sunday night 14th October, in The George as part of Shirley Temple Bar's weekly Bingo show.
View the video for Phase 4 at www.youtube.com/man2manireland
WE'RE ALL WORTH RESPECTING: Phase 3 of the GHN/HSE National HIV Prevention Programme
On 8th June 2012, at the 10th Annual Gay Health Forum in Dublin Castle, Minister Róisín Shortall, T.D. Minister of State, Department of Health, launched the third phase of the jjoint HSE and Gay Health Network (GHN) National HIV Prevention Programme for MSM. Part of a year-long programme, this third phase seeks to raise awareness of the stigma, discrimination and isolation often faced by people living with HIV. Promoting respect for all, the key messages of the programme were developed by a younger MSM peer group facilitated by BeLonG To Youth Service. View the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEi-tmuUmIE&feature=plcp.
GET TESTED: Phase 2 of the GHN/HSE National HIV Prevention Programme
Phase 2 of the joint GHN/HSE HIV prevention programme was launched on Friday 24th February, in association with Cavan County Council Social Inclusion Unit.
Part of a year-long programme, this second phase, ‘Get Tested – Get Treated’, promotes the availability of free HIV and STI testing services nationally and aims to encourage regular testing among MSM. Promotion will target younger men, with emphasis on those residing outside urban centres, who may not have regular access to information and services; and also takes account of the ethnic make-up of the MSM population and MSM living with HIV.
A short video forms part of each phase of the programme, and the video can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXZqQTRvaGg&feature=plcp
PROTECT YOURSELF: Phase 1 of the GHN/HSE National HIV Prevention Programme
To mark World AIDS Day 2011 (1st December), GHN, in partnership with the HSE launched the first ever National HIV Prevention and Sexual Health Awareness Programme for men who have sex with men (MSM). ‘Protect Yourself – We’re Worth Protecting’ is the first of four phases. This first phase seeks to raise awareness that in Ireland, HIV diagnoses continues to increase among MSM, in particular among younger men aged 18-29 years.
A dynamic, youthful and peer-led programme, messages and designs have been driven by a younger MSM peer group facilitated by BeLonG To Youth Services and include messages of building self-esteem, empowering and equipping men to make safer sex choices.
A short video forms part of each phase of the programme, together with posters, postcards, website banners, newspaper and radio advertisement. Posters in A3 or A4 can be downloaded and printed from this site. Promotion will target younger men, with emphasis on those residing outside urban centres, who may not have regular access to information and services. The programme will also take account of the ethnic make-up of the MSM population, and MSM living with HIV, many of whom experience HIV-related stigma and discrimination.
View the video for Phase 1 here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXj1OJkcRNs&feature=context-cha
A4 Posters in Nine Languages, Arabic, English, French, Irish, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
ENGLISH & BY REGION All-Ireland:
Choose the region that best suits your location as different support telephone numbers are included for different regions.
Eastern Region posters
Southern and Western Region posters
Northern Region posters
March 2013: GHN has updated it's Hepatitis B (4 Steps to Immunity) leaflet, and has created a new poster for download, to raise awareness of the free testing services and vaccination that is available to men who have sex with men (MSM).
The Hepatitis B blood test and vaccine is still available free from public STI/GUM Clinics.
Organisations can download the new poster here. This can be printed in A3 or A4, and displayed in your organisation.
The new leaflet will be distributed widely. Organisations requiring hard-copy leaflets can contact email@example.com