The project aims at piloting an innovative web-based EU-wide monitoring system to collect self-reported data from men who have sex with men (MSM) on sexual risk related behaviours and sexual health and information needs.
To improve comparability of behavioural and epidemiological data between MSM communities in the EU Member states. Survey results will help to identify prevention and health care needs in different MSM communities and countries.
Scientists who already have experience with internet surveys in MSM and scientists who so far only have experience with print questionnaires and venue-based sampling will collaborate in this project to develop a common set of core questions, conduct a simultaneous multilingual internet survey promoted on popular MSM websites all over Europe, and will jointly analyse and interpret the survey results.
The project will provide the EU MS and institutions with an up-to-date and comprehensive survey of knowledge, attitudes and behaviours and resulting prevention challenges in a population group highly affected by HIV and STI.