22 King St.W. Suite 202, Oshawa, Ontario L1H1A3, 905-576-1445
 
 
   


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Gay Men's Outreach

The AIDS Committee of Durham Region is committed to promoting better health, both physical and mental for gay, bi and MSM (Men who have Sex with Men) within the Durham Region.  Mark Hammann, our M2M (gay, bi and MSM) Outreach Worker has been involved with the gay community since the early 1980’s.  Being a gay man and a PHA, he brings a strong commitment to serving the community.

Physical and Mental Well being:
We offer informative literature geared to M2M.   Information on community resources for M2M. We provide information on ’Coming Out’, tattooing and body piercing, substance abuse, and information on STI’s (including of course, HIV/AIDS).    Outreach within the community is comprised of meeting with men at local colleges, clubs and social events, as well as community events we sponsor.    We are working towards developing a stronger online presence as part of our Outreach efforts.

Promoting M2M Issues:
Advocating issues of concern for gay men with government officials in both areas of Health and Community issues. 


 




Resources and Links:

The following are a short list of Resources and Links.  More information is available here at our Office - Monday through Friday 9AM to 5PM.




An exciting new website with an interactive photo story board for M2M. Check it out! Click the logo to visit the website.

SEXUAL HEALTH
AIDS & Sexual Health Info Line - 1-800-668-2437— free anonymous counseling, Monday through Friday 9AM to 11:30PM and Weekends 11AM to 4PM.

Hassle Free Clinic, Toronto - http://www.hasslefreeclinic.org

Durham Region Sexual Health Clinics
Oshawa - Suite 180, Upper Level, Office Galleria, Oshawa Centre - 905-433-8901
Pickering - Unit 38, Lower Level, Pickering Town Centre - 905-420-4891 or 800-314-8533
Or Toll free in both Oshawa and Pickering areas - 800-314-8533
Port Perry - 181 Perry Street, 2nd floor - 905-985-4891 or 800-845-1868

Anonymous Testing Sites in Ontario - Toll free from anywhere in Ontario
800-668-2437 (English and 15 other languages)
800-267-7432 (French)

Life Lube website promotes candid and affirming sexual health education for gay and bisexual men over the age of 18. - http://www.lifelube.com/

HOMOPHOBIA
Outlive Homophobia - http://rainbowhealth.ca/outlive/

BullyingCanada.ca Youth Anti-Bullying website - http://bullyingcanada.ca/

Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youthline http://www.youthline.ca/ helpline: 800-268-9688

ONLINE SUPPORT

GayPoz is an internet discussion list for gay men who are HIV Positive to share emotional support, medical information, and their everyday life experiences while
living with HIV/AIDS.   - http://www.gaypoz.org/

A different kind of support group for HIV+ Gay Men. We share pictures, cartoons, jokes, treatment info, etc. We are a fun bunch of HIV+ guys living life and making the most of it.  AIDStired is a ‘light hearted’ discussion and has been called the “Cheers” of internet discussion groups. Every gay HIV+ man is encouraged to join.   - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AIDStired/