GMFA develops a wide range of health promotion, including web and print advertising campaigns, booklets, websites, community building events, a magazine and groupwork.
GMFA believes that all gay men are equally entitled to have all their health promotion needs met. However, HIV infection is not equally distributed among all gay men. We therefore prioritise men who are most likely to be involved in HIV exposure during sex. We do this in order to reduce the health inequalities amongst different groups of gay men.
According to research, the groups of gay men which have higher unmet needs are: men with HIV; men under 35 (the average age at which men are diagnosed with HIV is 35); Black gay men; men with larger numbers of sexual partners; men with lower rather than higher levels of education; recreational drug users.
While our work often prioritises these groups, we aim to develop interventions that meet the needs of large numbers of men. By doing this, we hope to have the greatest impact on reducing HIV transmission.
All GMFA interventions are based on evidence and their development follows a consistent and robust process. This includes pre-testing each intervention with gay men prior to its launch to make sure it meets men's needs.
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