Gay Men's Health Service
Nurse Led Asymptomatic Screening Clinic, Gay Men’s Health Service (GMHS), Baggot Street Hospital, Dublin
The Gay Men's Health Service set up an innovative Nurse led asymptomatic screening clinic to reduce the incidence of HIV in the MSM community and beyond.
How it works
In response to a dramatic increase in STI's among men who have sex with men (MSM) in 2016, the Gay Men's Health Service (GMHS) set up a new
Unlike the other two evening clinics at GMHS, this clinic is
The Gay Men's Health Service is a community service funded by the HSE and works in collaboration with many statutory and voluntary organisations to reach its goal of serving the community. This successful project is a collaboration of the Gay Men's Health Service, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre, Sexual Health and Crisis Pregnancy Programme, Gay Health Network, Gay Switch Board Ireland, GMHS Outreach Programme and St. James's Hospital Infectious Disease Services and Microbiology and Serology Laboratories.
Impact of this project
The measurement and results are a statement of the success of the service. The clinic has been in operation for 11 months now with over 1,000 attendees. This Asymptomatic screening service is a recipe that clearly works and could be very easily transferred to other settings within the community.