Gay Men's Health Service


The Gay Men's Health Service (GMHS) was established in 1992. We provide services for gay, bisexual men, and men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people. Download our Annual Reports.


PRIDE 2015: The HSE and GHN “Have Pride in Your Sexual Health” Man2Man LED Truck will be on various prides throughout Ireland starting at Dublin Pride then Limerick and Cork.

MISI 2015: The research partners and GMHS are delighted with the response to the survey and we wish to thank all who visited the site or completed the survey.  There will be initial reports in 2016.

GMHS 22: The GMHS Annual Report 2014 (here) was launched at the 13th Annual Gay Health Forum.  Further details of the For a and presentations will be available soon.

Gay Health Network also launched its 2014 report on the man2man programme.

STI Checkpoint for MSM at Baggot St Hospital:
It is advised attend before 6.00pm if you have symptoms or concerns please. Please do not attend at Baggot St. Hospital before 4.30pm.

  • Entry to the GMHS waiting room is after 4.30pm.
  • We begin taking details at 5.00pm.
  • Doctors & Nurses begin from 5.30pm

We have introduced a Nurse led STI testing service that includes self-taking rectal swab for return patients with no symptoms and who do not require to see a doctor.

To maintain a comprehensive and safe service, we have to set a limit for the number of new (see first time visit information) and return walk-in patients. This depends on;

  • the number of patients with return appointments to see a Doctor
  • the number of doctors available at each clinic. See Clinic Services Promotions
Man2Man a joint initiative by GHN and HSE is the HIV Prevention and Sexual Health Awareness Programme for MSM in Ireland.
Free HIV & STI testing at Outhouse.
On the 3rd Saturday of each Month we provide a Nurse led outreach service at Outhouse LGBT Community Centre, 105 Capel st., Dublin 1. It takes place between 1.30pm to 3.00pm and is held in conjunction with the gay switchboard's drop-in sexual health information and support service as part of the GHN & HSE man2man programme. Further information here: PDF attached

The sexual health drop-in service is available every Saturday between 2pm and 4pm. They can also be contacted by email or by telephone 01-872 1055

The LUV BUGS series of cards on Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Hepatitis B, HIV, LGV, Syphilis and PEP are available at social venues or by request.

Safer Sex and STI information in nine languages and posters are available to download.

Protection - Free safer sex packs (condom and lube) for MSM are available from Outhouse, Capel St, Panti Bar, The George, GMHS clinic.

Support -as well as the Sexual Health Drop-In at Outhouse, GMHS, GHN and Gay Switchboard Ireland have reintroduced the Personal Development and Assertiveness Course for MSM at Outhouse. You can register for the next course by emailing or by telephoning Gay Switchboard 01-872 1055 .

In the Know - Positive Sexual Health for MSM Belongto will also run a series of workshops in 2015 for those aged under 24.

Keep up to date with HIV and STI information data and other relevant reports available from, and