In preparation for the launch of the next AMIS cycle in July 2017, we would like to invite city and state public health departments to submit survey questions. After data collection is complete, we will provide health departments with city or state specific datasets. The survey questions submitted will be shown only to participants in your jurisdiction, and can include any topic relevant to MSM sexual health, such as exposure to local prevention campaigns. We see this as an opportunity to provide health departments with behavioral surveillance data on issues of local importance to MSM health.
AMIS is an annual cross-sectional online HIV behavioral survey of men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States. The survey is conducted by the PRISM Health Research team at the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health and supported through funding from the MAC AIDS Fund. AMIS is open to U.S. men at least 15 years old and who have a history of oral or anal sex with a man. The primary objective of AMIS is to monitor trends in HIV risk behavior, use of HIV testing services, and access to prevention services among gay and bisexual men in order to improve public health services for HIV prevention. AMIS has collected data on 10,000 MSM annually since 2013.
If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please contact us by June 30, 2017. We ask that you limit the number of questions to no more than five. The AMIS team will review your questions and will follow up with any suggested revisions.
Click here to access past survey materials for all AMIS cycles.