Sex. Health. Community. A program of The AIDS Network: serving Hamilton, Halton, Haldimand, Norfolk & Brant

We are on-line again!

After a few months of downtime, the Men4Men program is now available once again on Grindr, Jack’d, Squirt and Scruff. We will be hanging out on other apps and sites too in the near future, so look for our Men4Men profile and hit us up any time you have questions or want to chat!

I think I found the perfect Instagram. Men AND Coffee? check it out

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Hey Guys!

Just wanted to make sure you all knew that the Free Anonymous STI Clinic that runs out of Hamilton General every Wednesday 4:30pm-7:00pm will be moving to McMaster Family Practice at 100 Main St W as of May 27th! It is one of five Hamilton area STI clinics that provide screening for Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis and provide anonymous Point of Care rapid HIV testing. Its free, quick, and nothing goes on your file. For information about clinic hours and tests available see:

http://www.hamilton.ca/HealthandSocialServices/PublicHealth/SexualHealth/SexInfoClinic.htm

And remember, the Men 4 Men program can help you out if you have any questions, need some morale support, or just want to chat.

Your health is important, and you are worth it!

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God sues all homosexuals in Nebraska, has terrible grammar about it. Read the full article here.

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Op-ed: 5 Reasons Men’s Health Needs a Trans Man On The Cover | Advocate.com.

HIV testing in the tubs

Free, anonymous rapid HIV testing. A simple prick of your finger and you get the result in minutes! bathhouse testing april

 

Gay Men’s HIV Prevention Worker

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position is directly responsible for the implementation and coordination of the Gay Men’s HIV Prevention Program. This project’s goal is to increase the knowledge of HIV transmission among gay youth and men in order to create and sustain healthier sexual practices. Working in collaboration with local partners and networks, the Gay Men’s HIV Prevention Worker is responsible for developing, coordinating, delivering and evaluating education, training, community-based and online outreach, community development and awareness campaign activities throughout the Hamilton, Halton, Haldimand-Norfolk and Brant regions. This is a full-time position based on a regular 35 hour work week. The salary range for this position is $20.51 to $25.26 per hourly rate. The position is based in Hamilton with some regional travel required.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

·         Leads knowledge exchange and sharing of information, materials and resources related to HIV prevention initiatives and best practices for men who have sex with men (MSM);

·         Develops and promotes community forums and targeted testing and awareness blitzes

·         Engages and develops peer-led, community based programming;

·         Develops and maintains the program’s social media and online outreach sites including blog, Facebook page, and web-based apps and other website venues;

·         Develops and leads education and training sessions and initiatives;

·         Provides one to one education services both in person at outreach sites, including regular bathhouse outreach, and through online outreach;

·         Participates in community development activities, events and networks both locally and provincially;

·         Develops and maintains unstaffed resource and information sites at key outreach locations.

·         Monitors, evaluates and reports on the activities of the program to ensure accountability.

QUALIFICATIONS:

·         Post-secondary degree or diploma in related field, or combined equivalent related training and experience;

·         Knowledge of HIV and AIDS with focus on health promotion strategies within the current context and social determinants of health;

·         Previous experience organizing and leading education events geared to social service agencies, community partners, etc. and community discussion forums;

·         Demonstrated experience of implementing community development models and peer-based programming connected to sexual health education and/or behaviour change focused awareness initiatives;

·         Knowledge of and connection to the LGBTQ+ communities in the Hamilton, Halton, Brant and Haldimand-Norfolk regions;

·         Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;

·         In-depth knowledge and ability to manage social media and engage in online and face to face community outreach;

·         Flexible to challenges as they arise and the ability to remain calm under pressure

·         Ability to handle confidential/ sensitive information with discretion and maturity

·         Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in conflict and other situations that may require tact, diplomacy and discretion

·         Demonstrated proficiency with computer systems, (i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook)

·         Possession of a valid G Class driver’s license with access to and use of an automobile is preferred

·         Able to work occasional weekends and evenings as needed.

If this opportunity resonates with your previous work, education and qualifications then we want to meet you to discuss this exciting opportunity! For more information on The AIDS Network and the Men4Men program, please visit www.aidsnetwork.ca and www.men4mentalk.org.

Please forward your electronic resume and covering letter clearly explaining your interest in the position and outlining what skills and knowledge you bring to the position by email to: recruitment@aidsnetwork.ca. We ask that you please not send your application by fax or surface mail. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling, ongoing basis until the position is successfully filled. We thank all applicants for their interest in the position however only individuals invited for interview will be contacted.

The AIDS Network values inclusion and diversity and promotes access and equity using an anti racism, anti oppression framework. Persons living with HIV are encouraged to apply.

It is pretty clear that gay men have major thing for all things anal. We don’t mean to rain on your patootie parade, but there are important things about your (second) favorite body part that you need to know so you don’t get any unwanted junk in your trunk.

Most of this applies to every single one of us, so listen up. We’re talking to you, total tops! (And hey, call us.)

Queerty spoke to expert fanny physician Elie Schochet, MD, of Ft Lauderdale, who has become a popular go-to man on anal health. His town hall events on the subject are swarming with gay men, and his “Team Happy Hineys” is even the largest AIDS Walk group in south Florida this year.

“I’m a straight man who tells gay guys how to use their ass right,” he told us. “It’s been a real education on both sides. But the medical facts are way too important not to talk about this openly.” The good doctor definitely has no anal shame.

Let’s see if you can say the same by checking out these important messages…

1. Respect your sphincter!

Pain is a signal from our body that something is wrong. Yes, anal sex can hurt as you learn to relax, but real pain should never be ignored, no matter how insistent the top might be. Your anus needs to last you a really long time and injuries can mean a lifetime of problems.

Just because you’re watching a porn movie with a guy shoving dining room furniture up his moneymaker doesn’t mean you should have his dexterity. Don’t let your eyes get bigger than your booty.

If your ass swallows a foreign object, seek medical help if it doesn’t come out easily. (Fun fact: the most interesting object Dr. Schochet has removed from someone’s caboose was a Buzz Lightyear action figure. “In the owner’s defense, the wings were not extended,” said the doctor.)

“Don’t try removing it yourself,” cautions Dr. Schochet. “I tell gay men in the area that I will make a house call if necessary. Regardless, an embarrassing trip to the ER is better than doing yourself permanent damage.

Read the full article here: http://www.queerty.com/five-things-you-should-know-about-your-ass-20150321

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