Gay men are disproportionately affected by HIV and other STIs including gonorrhoea, chlamydia and syphilis. For over thirty years gay men and have fought hard to keep healthy by adopting a number of effective risk reductions strategies.
Today gay men have a growing range of risk reduction strategies which include, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), serosorting, strategic positioning, condoms and treatment as prevention (TasP).
HIV Treatment uptake in Queensland has increased significantly over last five years to the highest level seen, proving gay men are taking control of their health and living normal lives.
By adopting one or more of these strategies, you can significantly reduce your risk of acquiring or passing on HIV and other STIs.
Regular testing has become the norm for most gay men with a typical sexual health screen including rapid point of care testing, as well as rectal and oral swabs.