Sigma Research


For World AIDS Day we partnered with UNAIDS to present some key findings from EMIS-2017 and LAMIS as interactive maps on their website for key populations. Findings were presented as interactive maps with downloadable country-specific factsheets that include various sexual health indicatiors for gay men, bisexual men and other MSM. For each country we include percentages on: (1) who received targeted information on HIV and STI; (2) who received free condoms; (3) who did condomless anal intercourse last year; (4) using pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP); (5) HIV testing; (6) diagnosed with HIV; (7) and disclosure in health care.

Available in 33 languages, the European MSM Survey (EMIS-2017) recruited 137,358 qualifying participants from 46 countries across Europe and Lebanon, Israel, Canada and the Philippines. The Latin American MSM Internet Survey (LAMIS) recruited 64,655 participants from 18 countries. EMIS-2017 was undertaken by researchers from Sigma Research at the London School for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Robert Koch Institute as part of ESTICOM. LAMIS, using the same questionnaire, was implemented by researchers from the "Red Iberoamericana de Estudios en Hombres que tienen Sexo con Hombres y Personas Trans" ( a coalition of researchers from Latin America, Portugal, Spain and the Netherlands, with support from the EMIS team. Both projects required a great deal of international cooperation and relied on the support of national stakeholders to aid local recruitment. Through this cooperation comparable data are now available for the first time for 64 countries across 4 continents.

EMIS-2017 & LAMIS (response map)