Gay Men’s Sex Survey 2014

Besi Besemar October 5, 2014

Gay Men’s Sex Survey 2014 (GMSS 2014) is now online.


Gay Men's Sex Survey 2014

GMSS 2014 a community-based sexual health needs assessment for men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM) in the UK (including Transmen) and is run by Sigma Research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (Ethical Approval No.7685).

The survey is collaboratively designed with LGBT groups and health promoters and is commissioned by Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) through HIV Prevention England.

GMSS 2014 includes both new questions and questions repeated from previous years. It re-runs a battery of questions asked in GMSS 2010, the last survey.

Recruitment is occurring through community partners, gay dating sites and apps, and through Facebook. The survey is also optimised for smartphones completion. There is no paper version of the survey this year.

GMSS 2014 is being carried out as part of HIV Prevention England and is focussed on questions of concern to that programme, in particular HIV testing service quality, needs and uptake. Secondary questions regard change in: sex partners; anal intercourse; condom use; PEP; injecting; and drug use.

There are new questions about sex on drugs, use of smart-phone apps, a new scale for enjoying the best sex life, and awareness of recommendations for HIV testing.

The survey will also measure the impact of It Starts with Me, the national HIV prevention intervention for MSM.

To complete the survey, CLICK HERE: