Resources at HIM
Guided by our values in evidence-based approach to health and GBQ men and gender diverse people ability to make informed decisions, HIM works collaboratively with peer organizations and healthcare providers to develop resources that translate scientific research into information and tools that can inform and empower the communities we serve. See the library of HIM-developed resources below:
Monkeypox is here, but HIM is here for you! This resource compiles some of what we know, and some things that are still unclear to help make sense of what is going on with monkeypox across the province. Click here to find out more.
More Than Sex
More Than Sex is a guide about queer sex, diverse bodies, health and our communities. It shares information to help navigate a queer world, learn about different kinds of sex, explore sexual health and pleasure, and start conversations about some of the forces and experiences that shape our lives as queer people. Click here to explore MoreThanSex.ca
“Outness” is different for everyone. OutsideIN is a resource developed to help men who are less “out” about their sexuality, find information and tools to safely and confidentially access mental, sexual and social health in the community. Click here to find out more about outness.
GetGarded Against HPV
Gardasil 9 is a vaccine that helps guard against the human papilloma virus (HPV), which is the cause of genital warts and several kinds of cancer. GetGarded.ca is a resource that helps us explore the different pathways for you to access the vaccine. Click here to learn more about how you can GetGarded against HPV today!
PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) is a medication that is used as an HIV prevention strategy by those of us who are HIV-negative. Get PrEPed.ca is a resource that helps us learn about PrEP how it works and how we can access it to prevent HIV transmission. Click here to learn about PrEP.
PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) is a tool that could prevent you from picking up HIV. This resource is designed to help us understand how we can access and use PEP to prevent HIV transition within 72 hours of exposure. Click here to learn more about PEP.
Sexual Health Tools
Do you need help evaluating the likelihood of you transmitting/picking up HIV or an STI? Maybe you need help finding sexual health services in your local neighbourhood? Or perhaps you need an anonymous way to let your sexual partners know that they might need to get tested? HIM has a number of tools that you can use to understand and address your sexual health need. Click here to see your sexual health tools.
We know you’ve seen the preachy ad campaigns and safety warnings on cigarette packages and in the media, and so we aren’t going to lecture you about quitting, however, there are some things you might be interested to find out about GBQ men and gender diverse people, and our smoking habits! Click here to learn more.