Programming Connection

Virgin Bathhouse Tours 

AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT)
Toronto, Ontario

Lessons Learned

  • Bringing HIV education into a popular environment can increase engagement
  • Creating relationships with businesses where sex occurs can lead to new opportunities for HIV prevention outreach
  • HIV education can successfully involve the participation of both HIV positive and HIV negative men
  • HIV education can take a “sex-positive” approach while responding seriously to real fears and concerns
  • Addressing participants’ personal feelings about rejection, body image, etc. plays an important role in successful HIV education