The European Gay and Bisexual Men’s Internet Sex Survey (EMIS) which is available in 25 languages and 31 countries, has been launched online and is available to complete until Tuesday 31 August.

It is the largest survey of this population yet undertaken, with a target of about 100,000 men, and aims to help gay and bisexual men across the continent improve their sex lives and avoid sexual health problems, including reducing new HIV infections.

The survey is being undertaken as part of the England-wide CHAPS programme funded by the Department of Health. The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF) are part of the CHAPS programme and work in partnership Terrence Higgins Trust (THT), GMFA, Yorkshire MESMAC, Trade Men’s Sexual Health Project, the Eddystone Trust, Healthy Gay Living, The Metro Centre, NAM, Sigma Research and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

The LGF’s Community Engagement Manager, Daniel Gomez, who oversees the charity’s sexual health programmes which reach out to gay and bisexual men across Greater Manchester and the north west, said, “It’s important that gay men in the north west participate in the survey to represent our unique perspective. The information in this survey will help us to shape community programmes that meet local men’s needs.”