New MSM Panel report from Sigma Research

This month Sigma Research have undertaken the ninth monthly survey in the Sigma Panel of gay men, bisexual men and other men that have sex with men (MSM) in England and released the fifth Insight BLAST – their fast feedback mechanism to get essential planning data into the public domain.

Insight Blasts have a short turnaround for analysis and output to health
promoters developing and delivering sexual health interventions with, or for
men who have sex with men. The fifth Insight Blast is about “STI screening before your next sexual partner”. It describes how recently MSM have had an asymptomatic STI screen, why they had their last STI screen, and the perceived costs and benefits of screening for STIs when you have no symptoms. The data was collected as part of the eighth Sigma Panel questionnaire in August 2011.

This new Insight Blast and the first four – addressing “HIV testing”: “The
next sexual partner”; “Alternatives to unprotected anal intercourse”; and
“Notifying former sex partners about STI diagnoses” – are all available via
their homepage or at http://www.sigmapanel.org.uk

At http://www.sigmaresearch.org.uk you will also find a
link to the second EMIS Community Report.

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