Manchester Condom Partnership

Publish Date: 29/05/2012

The Manchester Condom Partnership has launched to develop a joined up approach to condom use in Manchester with consistent health promotion messages in addition to the existing schemes which continue to run throughout the city.

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation currently distributes around 600,000 condoms and the same amount of water based lube sachets to gay and bisexual men through a wide range of networks throughout Greater Manchester.

Brook Manchester and Manchester’s C-Card Scheme run a condom scheme exclusively for 14-18 year olds across more than 70 different sites in Manchester.

Manchester Public Health Development Service provide support and training to vulnerable adults and young people through over 80 agencies across the region.

In addition to this the organisations in the partnership  provide a wide range  of services such as  STI & HIV testing, support with drug and alcohol use, information resources ,support for sex workers etc.

Over the coming year The Manchester Condom Partnership will be involved in joint promotion campaigns over Manchester Pride, World Aids Day, Christmas & New Year and Valentines Day

Sexual Health in Manchester

2010 figures from Public Health Manchester show that there were 1,905 Manchester residents receiving HIV treatment with 49% (948) of those being men who have sex with men.

20,455 people attended GUM clinics (11,079 male, 9,366 female) with a range of sexual health issues. Chlamydia, gonorrhoea and genital herpes were on the rise while syphilis and other sexually transmitted infections remained constant. 67% of local GUM attendees defined as heterosexual and 33% as homosexual.