CDC Survey for Gay Men Available Online

The largest Center for Disease Control study “Sex is the Question” explores the sexual practices of gay and bisexual men, 18 and up. Confidential, it is designed to help the CDC establish new techniques to battle the increasing trend of new HIV infections in U.S. gay communities.

This survey will be used by the CDC, state and local health departments to better understand the behavior among gay and bisexual men in communities and make sure that HIV prevention resources have the greatest impact. Gay and bisexual men and are the only risk group in which new HIV infections have been steadily increasing since the early 1990’s. From 2006-9, GB men accounted for more than 50% of all new HIV infections annually in the U.S.

How This Survey Differs From Others

Other studies have looked at very specific subsections and issues of the community. However, this survey is designed to be inclusive as possible: it looks at a wide variety of men, including guys who spend time online looking for sexual partners, in monogamous relationships, or men who are politically active. It is co-sponsored with the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.

Educational Tool As Well

This is the first study of its kind to provide immediate feedback to its participants by incorporating videos and other interactive tools. At the end of the survey, you will be presented , based on your answers, personalized insight and comparisons. You will receive feedback by video and other interactive media targeted at HIV prevention.

Why You Should Take It?

  • You will be one of 25,000 volunteers who take this survey and will play an important part in the national effort to combat new HIV infections.
  • You can invite your friends to participate.
  • It only takes a few minutes to complete.
  • It goes to a good cause: for every completed survey, It Gets Better Project receives a monetary donation.

Where Do I Sign Up? will take you directly to the survey.