GMI @ the 5th Joint BHIVA/BASHH Digital Conference

May 3, 2021 9:06 am

GMI is at the BHIVA/BASHH conference again in April 2021. Due to COVID 19, BHIVA and BASHH are jointly delivering this virtual conference this year.

In the year 2020, under many national COVID control measures, most GMI’s face-to-face activities including our core outreach and HIV testing services were suspended. It was believed that the COVID-19 control measures may impact people’s sexual health and wellbeing, as well as other aspects of health. In order to be capable of supporting our communities during and after the pandemic, GMI and partners conducted two surveys, in April and November, and a literature review exploring people’s sex life and activities, changes in sexual behaviors and use of sexual health services.

Dee Wang, GMI’s Research and Performance Manager, shares some of the findings from these studies at this conference by presenting two posters.

Changes in sexual behaviors and access to sexual health services, of Londoners, during the first COVID-19 lockdown.

A study of MSM sexual behaviors in London during COVID-19 restrictions (together with the Love Tank)

This is a theme poster. Dee joins the Q&A session after presenting this pre-recorded video.

Dr Renée West: GMI’s third poster, not COVID related, examining the reliability of community-based HIV prevention interventions, is presented by Dr Renée West, GMI’s Development Manager.

Advocating for community-based behavioural approaches within the combination HIV prevention framework: A literature review.

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