HIV and STBBIs
Are you concerned about HIV or another STBBI (sexually transmitted and blood-borne infection)? Whether you’re a gay man, a bisexual man or a man who has sex with men, and whether you’re cis or trans, getting informed is a great start when it comes to taking care of your health.
Why get informed?
Men who have sex with men face a greater risk of contracting these infections than the rest of the population.
In Canada, one of every two people living with HIV is a man who has sex with men.
In Québec, in 2018:
- Nearly half of all new HIV infections occur in men who have sex with men.
- Men who have sex with men are part of the groups most heavily affected by syphilis and LGV and make up a high proportion of gonorrhea cases.
For some years now, the number of new HIV cases seems to be dropping among certain groups within our communities. For this reduction to become a lasting trend, we invite you-gay men, bisexual men and men who have sex with men, including both cis and trans men-to:
- Learn about HIV and other STBBIs.
- Get tested.
- Choose prevention strategies that work for you.