I recently received an email from students of UP Manila asking for help in getting PLUs to answer an MSM sex survey. (A few other bloggers were sent the same email.) These students, from the Department of Epidemiology of UP Manila’s College of Public Health, are conducting a thesis on “HIV-related Risk Behaviours, Knowledge, Attitudes, and Health-seeking Behaviours of Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) in the Philippines.” Since majority of MSMs do their hook-ups discreetly, it is of course hard to get respondents for such a study and the Internet is really the most viable means of getting participants.
So, I encourage you to head on over to their website where you get briefed on how to respond and be directed to their online survey. You might recall that I asked you to answer a similar survey early this year (which still hasn’t published any results, grrr), but that survey targeted Asian men. This new one targets only Filipino males and I hope this can provide valuable data for developing programs to help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and other STDs.