Within the framework of the ESTICOM project a training programme for Community Health Workers (CHWs) working with gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) has been developed and piloted in more than 20 European countries.
Our definition of CHWs included all people who, at the time, provided sexual health services directly to gay, bisexual and other MSM in a community (i.e. non-clinical) setting. Sexual health support for us includes services which relate to HIV and other STIs and/or viral hepatitis (hepatitis B and C), and other issues which can affect or influence sexual health.
To access a toolkit designed to improve community-based voluntary counselling and testing services targeting MSM (developed by Euro HIV EDAT (Early HIV Diagnosis And Testing in Europe, www.eurohivedat.eu), please click here.)