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.

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.

STI PREVENTION

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

TESTING AND SUPPORT

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

HIV

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

MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING

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 HARM REDUCTION

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

  • 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.

  • Shigella

    Shigella is a bacterium that causes severe stomach upset. The European Centre of Disease Control (ECDC) recently reported on extensively drug-resistant Shigella Sonnei across Europe and Ireland amongst gbMSM. It is passed on through infected faeces (poo) – this can be through contaminated food or sexually. Only a very small amount of the bacteria is needed to cause infection. Infection can be treated with a course of antibiotics, however some strains can prove more difficult to treat.

Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U)

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).  

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.

  • 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...

  • Consent

    Consent is where there is free and voluntary agreement to engage in a sexual act with someone else.