For over 25 years, health issues for gay men have been entrenched in HIV. A multifaceted approach to gay men’s health moves from seeing HIV as the sole definer of health to looking at the broader spectrum of health determinants.
The emotional, spiritual, mental and physical conditions of gay men all come equally into play in the struggle to maintain good health and well being. A healthy lifestyle and mental well being are key to successfully negotiating situations that place gay men at an increased risk of HIV transmission.
Stigma, discrimination, coming out, drug and alcohol use, and ageism, are some of the social determinants of health that affect gay men in a multitude of ways.
To address these issues in a clear, concise and easy-to-read fashion, we have produced the following fact sheet series.
Fact sheet #1 – Gay Men and Health
Fact sheet #2 – Coming Out
Fact sheet #3 – Sexual Health and Safer Sex
Fact sheet #4 – Sexually Transmitted Infections
Fact sheet #5 – Relationships
Fact sheet #6 – Mental and Emotional Health
Fact sheet #7 – Gay Men, Drugs and Alcohol
Fact sheet #8 – Aging Well, Ageism and Gay Men