Course outline of training offered by Health4Men

 

MODULES
ELEMENTS
Opening and
Key
Populations
  • Definition of terms
  • Key populations and ‘at risk’ populations globally and in East Africa
  • Differential risk
  • MSM and the general population
Sex, sexuality
and sexual
identity
  • Relationship between sex, sexuality and sexual identity
  • Sexuality and sexual identity
  • Links and discontinuities between sexual identity and sexual behaviour
  • MSM sexual identities and sexual behaviours
Healthcare
provider and
MSM
  • MSM right to healthcare
  • Impacts of stereotypes and prejudice
  • Necessity for MSM to be able to access healthcare
A sex positive
approach
  • Health4Men’s non-judgemental approach to MSM healthcare
  • Terminology
  • Recommended actions when engaging MSM in healthcare setting
MSM and HIV
  • HIV infection among MSM
  • MSM and risk factors
  • Biomedical, behavioural and structural prevention
  • MSM screening and recommendations for MSM and partner
  • HIV, Counselling and Testing (HCT)
  • Sexual history taking
  • Treatment guidelines
MSM and STIs (sexually transmitted infection)
  • Mechanisms by which STIs increase HIV transmission
  • Bacterial and viral STIs
  • Screening, diagnosis, treatment and care
  • Importance of looking at asymptomatic STIs
  • What is unique for MSM
MSM and other medical conditions
  • Cancers
  • Sexual dysfunctions
  • Non-sexual infections
MSM and mental health
  • Links between mental health and sexual health
  • Common mental health issues for MSM
  • Suggestions to assist MSM
History of
MSM
community
outreach
  • A diversity of need
  • The centrality of homophobia
  • Intersectionality
  • Strategic essentialisms
‘Generational’
approaches to
community
outreach
  • Information
  • Peer education
  • Community engagement
  • Applicability in different resourced environments
South African
Health4Men
examples
  • Pre-Health4Men in South Africa
  • Health4Men’s Ukwazana/Zwakalani
  • Health4Men mobi
  • WeTheBrave
CBO/NGO
development
  • Working with Ministry of Health
  • Health’s relationship to political activism
  • Positioning within public health system
  • Parallel or integrated services
  • Defining parameters of service