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20th EMIS journal article on Hepatitis C among MSM in Spain

Percy Fernández-Dávila, Cinta Folcha, Laia Ferrera, Raúl Sorianog, Mercedes Diez and Jordi Casabona looked at risk factors assiociated with self-reported diagnoses of hepatitis C in last 12 months among MSM living in Spain. The outcome was rather rare: 46 out of 12,907 MSM (0.36%) MSM had received a diagnosis of hepatitis C infection.

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EMIS publication on drug use among MSM in Spain

Cinta Folch, Percy Fernández-Dávila, Laia Ferrer, Raúl Soriano, Mercedes Díez, and Jordi Casabona show that MSM in Spain have a high prevalence of drug use. Although the use of injected drugs in MSM was reported only by minority of respondents from Spain, this group reported a higher level of sexual risk behaviors, self-reported HIV, hepatitis C and other STIs.

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Malta: IUSTI Europe Certificate of Merit

For a presentation on "Vulnerability to Hepatitis-B among men who have sex with men (MSM) in 40 European cities" in Malta on 20 September 2014, EMIS has been awarded the IUSTI Europe Certificate of Merit, "in recognition of a commendable contribution in promoting understanding in the field of sexually transmitted infections across the continent of Europe."

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