Men Who Have Sex with Men

How We Can Help

Men who have sex with men continue to be the most affected by HIV in the United States, accounting for the majority of new HIV diagnoses both nationwide and in New York City.

Stigma, homophobia, and discrimination affect the health and well-being of men who have sex with men and may prevent them from seeking and receiving health services, including HIV testing, treatment, and other prevention services. These and other issues also increase risk for HIV infection.

GMHC provides a spectrum of services for men who have sex with men who are living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Our HIV prevention programming works with youth and young adults who identify as gay or bisexual, with specific programs for gay and bisexual men of color. Our approach includes individual, group and community-level sensitization, as well as educational services. We can also connect you to HIV and STI (sexually transmitted infections) testing; PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) and PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis); medical and behavioral health care; and other support services.

Programs for Men Who Have Sex with Men

  • CLEAR (Choosing Life: Empowerment! Action! Results!) is a program for Black and Latinx gay and bisexual men, and other men who have sex with men, ages 18 to 29, and who are living with HIV. The program includes individual counseling and linkages to care services, and distribution and promotion of safer sex kits.

  • Project Vogue provides care and support services and for Black male or transgender male/gender non-conforming individuals who have sex with men, ages 18 to 45. The program particularly works with individuals who are newly diagnosed with HIV, new to HIV care, not in care, not virally suppressed, and/or at risk for falling out of care, to ensure that they are linked and retained in HIV care.

  • PROMISE (Peers Reaching Out and Modeling Intervention Strategies) for HIP (High-Impact Prevention Strategies)  is a program for Latinx gay and bisexual men, and other men who have sex with men, ages 18 and older, that focuses on HIV prevention including Peer-led storytelling, distribution and promotion of safer sex kits, linkages to HIV and STI testing, and PrEP and PEP services. The program is offered in both English and Spanish.

  • The Social (“One convo at a time”) works with Black and Latinx gay and bisexual men, and other men who have sex with men, ages 18 to 29, and provides peer leadership training so that these men can connect with their friends on self-worth, distribution and promotion of safer sex kits, prevention messaging through social media.

  • ReCharge is a program is for gay and bisexual men, and other men who have sex with men, or folks of trans-experience who have sex with men and are using crystal methamphetamine.

    ReCharge provides individual and group counseling, as well as linkages to PrEP and PEP, psychiatry, and medical services.

    Most services require that you enroll as a client.

Men Who Have Sex with Men

Frequently Asked Questions

Our services are designed to serve both the needs of people living with HIV and those who are HIV negative.

Our services for men who have sex with men are available to anyone. In some cases, you may need to enroll as a client. Our staff can assist in making this determination.

If you are living with HIV, the first step is to meet with an intake specialist. Walk-in appointments are available Tuesday-Thursday, 9:30 am-4:30 pm. Monday and Friday hours are by appointment only. You can make an appointment by calling 212-367-1057 or email intake@gmhc.org. If you are HIV negative or don’t know your HIV status, contact Melvin Bruce, director of community health, via email at melvinb@gmhc.org or Ph. 212-367-1361.

Yes, our services have different eligibility requirements. An intake specialist can help you understand requirements for our different services.

Services

Contact

Melvin Bruce, director of community health, at melvinb@gmhc.org or Ph. 212-367-1361.

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