What is the EMERGE Report?
The EMERGE report (Effect of COVID-19 and government restriction on the sexual health and well-being of gay and bisexual men) is the findings and recommendations of a collaborative survey funded by HIV Ireland as part of its MPOWER programme and run by Sigma Research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
EMERGE aimed to investigate the effect that COVID-19 and associated government restrictions have had on the sexual behaviour, health and well-being of gbMSM in Ireland. Recruitment of gbMSM to complete the survey took place from 4th June 2021 to 5th July 2022 (questionnaire is available here.) The full EMERGE report was launched on Wednesday 9th March 2022 and a community report was designed and printed in Gay Community News, both can be accessed at the links below.