• Mobile apps and sexual risk behaviours among men who have sex with men

    12-rr100_grindrThis short document examines the impact of mobile applications and internet hook-up sites on risk behaviour associated with HIV/STI transmission and acquisition among men who have sex with men in high income countries, and strategies that are being used to reach out and prevent HIV/STI among men who have sex with men seeking sex online.

    Tags: MSM, Online Support
  • Online counseling and support groups for people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS

    09-rr80-online-counsellingThis short document examines literature and research that addresses best practices in providing online counselling and facilitating support groups for individuals living with or affected by HIV.


    Tags: Online Support
  • The Cruising Count Guide (Canada)

    04-cruising-counts-guideThis program guide captures recommendations, best practices and processes currently being used by different online outreach programs with MSM across Ontario.


    Tags: General Information, MSM, Online Support

    logoPrEPTECH, a YTH online program and research study, is an integrated tech approach to increasing pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake among young gay and bi men. Working closely with the community, YTH co-designed the PrEPTECH online web program to support the uptake and adherence of PrEP, while allowing users to bypass many of the barriers related to stigma, discrimination, and access. The current study aims to evaluate the PrEPTECH online program, and provide important PrEP access and care to a variety of community members.

    Example Tags: General Information, Healthcare, Online Support
  • Healthy Markets (Vietnam)

    This PATH-lead and USAID-funded project hired and trained Online Change Agents (OCAs) in Viet-Nam. It started as a Facebook page in 2015 to allow MSM and TGW to connect and exchange information on HIV prevention and care. Interest was strong and numbers grew exponentially. The OCA model launched in March 2016 and has already had much success (of 236 clients, 91.5% have been referred to HIV testing services; 14.4% of those tested were found to be HIV positive and were supported by their OCA to enrol in ARV treatment).


    Tags: Education, MSM, Online Support, Treatment
  • Sexperts (International)

    A “sexpert” is a trans woman trained as a community health educator. Sexperts provide HIV, sexual-health and legal rights education in non-threatening, anonymous virtual environments. Sexperts address HIV prevention and treatment questions, but also engage community members in discussions around sex, relationships, body issues and self-acceptance.


    Tags: Education, MSM, Online Support
  • The Health Support Project (Austria, Germany and Switzerland)

    This online peer-to-peer counselling approach uses the Planet Romeo application (a dating platform that is popular in Austria, Germany and Switzerland). The project features Health Supporters, volunteers or professionals with expertise in a range of areas (such as behaviours related to fetishes, chemsex and so on), who provide peer counselling through the Planet Romeo website and app.





    Tags: Education, MSM, Online Support
  • Health Mpowerment (United States)

    21-hmpHealthMpowerment.org (HMP) uses a mobile-phone optimized intervention for both HIV positive and negative young black MSM and trans women to build community and facilitate supportive relationships.


    Tags: App, Education, MSM, Online Support