Sigma Research

Making it Count Briefing Sheets

Duration: September 2010 - June 2012

As part of the CHAPS sector development and leadership programme Sigma Research has been working with NAM to produce short HIV prevention briefings branded as Making it Count Briefing Sheets (MiC BS). Each briefing are intended to provide an overview on a specific topic for sexual health promoters working with gay men, bisexual men and other men that have sex with men (MSM). MiC BS are 2,000 to 3,000 word summaries of the evidence base on topics which are important in the context of Making it Count. They are published and distributed in the form of interactive PDFs and are not printed. The series editor is Peter Weatherburn.

Making it Count Briefing Sheets published to date
MiC BS 1: the role of Fear in HIV prevention campaigns (September 2010).
MiC BS 2: Herpes (January 2011).
MiC BS 3: LGV (January 2011).
MiC BS 4: Gonorrhoea, chlamydia and non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU) (March 2011).
MiC BS 5: Hepatitis C (March 2011).
MiC BS 6: Social marketing (March 2011).
MiC BS 7: Poppers (May 2011).
MiC BS 8: Microbicides (May 2011).
MiC BS 9: PEP (March 2012).
MiC BS 10: HIV testing technologies (May 2012).

Forthcoming Making it Count Briefing Sheets
MiC BS 11: PrEP (due June 2012).
MiC BS 12: Undiagnosed HIV (due June 2012).

CHAPS is a partnership of community-based organisations carrying out HIV prevention and sexual health promotion with gay men, bisexual men and other MSM in England. It is a national HIV prevention partnership funded by the Department of Health for England and co-ordinated by Terrence Higgins Trust. Alongside THT it includes The Eddystone Trust (South West England), GMFA (London), Healthy Gay Life (Birmingham), The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (Manchester), The Metro Centre (London), NAM (London), Trade Sexual Health (Leicester), and Yorkshire MESMAC