Largest international study on sexual health issues conducted in Europe

Largest international study on sexual health issues conducted in Europe
European MSM Internet survey (EMIS) on knowledge, attitudes and behavior as to HIV and STIs has started in June 2010 and ran for three months.

It was promoted online and offline through media for gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM). As of August 18, 2010, the questionnaire has been completed by more than 154,000 MSM living in Europe, and more than 137,000 MSM living in the 27 EU member states.

EMIS is thus the largest international study ever conducted on homosexually active men. This strong response to a survey demonstrates both a highly acceptable instrument and high community engagement. Neither would have been possible without the participation and support of local, national, and international LGBT organizations, as well as pan-European gay social online networks.

First results are expected by the end of 2010, and the final will be available in September 2011 on this page.

Contact: EMIS@rki.de