Homophobia and stigma against gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men are still pervasive in the United States and can negatively affect the wellbeing of this community.

The American Men’s Internet Survey (AMIS), conducted by researchers in the Department of Epidemiology at Emory University, does important work with its annual research, and gay and bisexual men can help them now by completing this year’s survey.

Experiences of discrimination can affect not only mental health but physical health as well.

By looking at the results of the survey and identifying important or new factors relating to experiences of stigma, healthy policy can then be improved.

Regularly looking at behaviour patterns is key to helping us to understand what’s happening right now in the community and how it may be changing over time.

To help AMIS in their vital work, fill out the survey here.

The survey asks questions about mental health and stigma to learn more about the experiences of men who have sex with men in the US.

The questionnaire also covers things like demographics, sexual behaviour, HIV and STI testing and diagnosis history, drug and alcohol use, PrEP knowledge, interest, and use, and HIV prevention services.

The survey recruits 10000 men every year, and has been running since 2013.

If you’re wondering what will happen to your answers, they’re used to help better understand the experiences of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men, as well as monitor trends in HIV risk behaviours and testing.

They’re also used in analyses for publication, and anonymous data is shared with public health agencies in some larger cities and states to help develop policy.

Participants must be at least 15 years old and be men who have sex with men who live in the US.

All personal information is kept confidential and protected by law.



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