Welcome To Man2Man.ie

Welcome to man2man.ie, HIV and Sexual Health information for gay and bisexual men, other men who have sex with men and the trans community.


Sexual health, as defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO), is a state of physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being in relation to sexuality.


Preventing the transmission of STIs and HIV is about knowing the risks, and taking responsibility for minimising the risks.


It has never been easier to test for STIs. You can now test in-clinic, at home or avail of a rapid test.


HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. HIV affects the body’s immune system, attacking the body’s defences.


The World Health Organisation (WHO) has a phrase ‘There is no health without mental health’. This recognises the crucial role our mental health contributes to our wellbeing.


Chemsex is a specific form of recreational drug use and involves using one or more of three drugs, in any combination, to facilitate or enhance sex, with or without other drugs.

News & Resources

  • Hepatitis B

    Over the last six months, there has been an increase in the number of acute hepatitis B cases reported in Ireland. These cases have been seen mostly in gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (gbMSM). While overall the numbers remain small, acute hepatitis B can be serious and result in complications including hospitalisation and can occasionally lead to chronic infection with longer-term implications.

  • World Aids Day 2023

    For World Aids Day 2023 man2man Ireland was delighted to support Pozvibe Podcast for their World Aids Day Extravaganza in The George.

  • Proud and Prepared

    At man2man, our commitment is to improve the well-being of gay, bisexual men, men who have sex with men (gbMSM), and transgender people in their sexual lives. We recognise that each person has unique sexual health needs, but what unites us is the shared importance of looking after our health and well-being. We are excited to collaborate with LINC, a trusted health resource for lesbians and bisexual women, as part of the Proud and Prepared campaign.

Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U)


Viral load is the term used to describe the amount of HIV in the body at any one time.  It is determined with a blood test.

A higher viral load is associated with a higher risk of HIV transmission. When a person living with HIV is on effective treatment and the level of virus (viral load) in the body is so low that it cannot be detected (is ‘undetectable’), HIV cannot be transmitted to sexual partners. This is also known as ‘undetectable’ equals ‘untransmittable’ (U=U).  

Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U)

Let’s Talk About…

Monkeypox is a rare disease that is caused by infection with monkeypox virus. It occurs primarily in remote parts of Central and West Africa. There are two types of monkeypox: West African monkeypox and Congo Basin monkeypox.

  • Intimate Partner Abuse

    Intimate partner abuse (IPA) is a serious issue affecting individuals in all relationships

  • Our Sexual Health

    Sexual health, as defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO), is a state of physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being in relation to sexuality.

  • Mpox

    MPOX (monkeypox) is a viral infection. It can lead to an illness that ranges from mild to severe and can last a number of weeks...