We did not receive any grants in 2016, yet, we continued. Through innovative programming, planning and the dedication of our volunteers, Gayhealth.sg was able to carry on our mission to educate, support and advocate. Volunteers contributed about ten thousand man hours all together. This is for you.
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Think you know all the Sexually Transmitted Infections(STIs)? How does it spread ? The symptoms? The stages for infections? The treatments and some even have vaccination to prevent you from getting them?
gayhealth.sg partnered with DSC Clinic on November 27, 2014 for our MSM volunteers and their friends. The workshop was very informative for the participants and many left with a different view of how easily the infections can be transmitted. The feedbacks were positives and some even shared on Facebook about what they had learnt.
“Attended a fruitful session on STDs. It’s very interesting to have a Doctor speaker and explain in more details on STD. Two types mainly, the viruses like herpes 2 and warts which will stay in our body even when symptoms are gone and bacteria type which covers the rest which can be cured. But that doesn’t mean it won’t come back, if u have even a deep kissing of mouth to mouth, you will still get syphilis! So get a regular partner(s) and reduce the risk. Even precum has viruses… Argh.. And your listerene doesn’t blast your mouth super clean after either. Know your risk, play your part.” – R.E
Want to know more about these Sexually Transmitted Infections? Click on the link below for more articles in our Survival Kit!
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To all the participants who made it to our HIV refresher course, a huge thank you.
The HIV Refresher workshop that was conducted on Saturday July 12, 2014, was meant for us to learn from each other through knowledge sharing and it addresses topics such as basic
HIV knowledge, understanding the steps to reduce the risks of getting HIV and HIV testing.
Many people regard HIV/AIDS with much fear and our workshops aim to dispel some of these myths associate with it, making the topic, approachable, and manageable. One of the interesting question that got everybody confused was “Having many sex partners increases your chance of getting HIV even though you are using condoms.” The answer to this question was not meant to be straightforward, true or false, but to let us reflect on the preconceived notion of people who have multiple sex partners.
Sometime it just takes one partner to be infected. The social judgement prevents people from having open dialogs about sex, preventive measures and HIV. Yet sex (for most) is an integral part of the community and gayhealth.sg being a sex positive platform and thus, we believe that it’s not how many, but how you have sex that counts.
We ended the workshop by watching a Hong Kong film about a couple who have to make tough decisions about their relationship when one got infected with HIV.
Our result: 15 participants with over 95% increased basic knowledge of HIV.
The event was held on Saturday June 14 2014 for our volunteers and guests. We were very please with the turn out and managed to show our new guests about one aspect of our programme. We hope to make this potluck a regular event for the MSM programme volunteers, and for new members to be introduced to the programme and organisation.