Your participation in this study is voluntary. You may decide not to participate, or stop your participation at any time.
In response to feedback on the 2012 GMHR survey, this survey is specifically designed for men who have sex with men, including transgender MSM. For more information you can contact the MSMGF at the email address below.
The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) is a global coalition of advocates, researchers, service providers, and other experts in health, human rights and policy. The mission of the MSMGF is to advocate for equitable access to effective HIV prevention, care, treatment, and support services for gay men and other MSM, while promoting their health and human rights worldwide.
This 25 - 30 minute survey will ask you questions about experiences regarding your sexual health, access to services, and your opinions and experiences you may have had regarding other issues related to the wellbeing of MSM where you live.
Your responses will join the voices of other MSM around the world to inform and support knowledge generation, programming and advocacy for sexual health needs of gay men and other MSM around the world. You may not benefit personally form your participation in this survey. Your decision not to participate or to stop participation will not result in any penalty or loss of benefits to which you are entitled.
Absolute confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. There is a risk of loss of confidentiality.
Your identity will not be linked with your responses. Your responses will be combined with those of other participants, and together the findings will support knowledge generation, programming and advocacy for the sexual health needs of gay men and other MSM around the world.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments regarding this survey:
Secretariat of the MSMGF: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sonya Arreola, PhD, MPH I Principle Investigator: email@example.com
George Ayala, Psy D I Executive Director, MSMGF: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have questions about your rights as a research subject or if you have questions, concerns, input, or complaints about the research, you may contact:
Western Institutional Review Board® (WIRB®)
1019 39th Avenue SE Suite 120
Puyallup, Washington 98374-2115
Telephone: 1-800-562-4789 or 360-252-2500
WIRB is a group of people who perform independent review of research.
WIRB will not be able to answer some study-specific questions, such as questions about appointment times. However, you may contact WIRB if the research staff cannot be reached or if you wish to talk to someone other than the research staff.
Thank you again!
The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF)