Health, Prevention & HIV

COGAM’s Prevention Group

To counter HIV/AIDS is a COGAM priority, offering help and services, starting prevention plans or demanding the end of discrimination of gay men, lesbians, bisexuals and transexuals living with HIV. You will find below, as well as in the paragraphs of NEXUS and Entender en Positivo what we can do for your health and how we can help you.

We are interested in promoting healthier habits and practices inside a global concept of sexual health including biological, psychological, emotional, social and cultural aspects, in the frame of a guilt free understanding of sexuality and the promotion of inclusive and positive LGBT+ identities.

You can get prevention and safer sex information in our printed or online publications. Organizations working on prevention can contact us in order to get printed materials or the digital file for better quality prints.

To fulfill our goals we have the following program

HIV Quick Test Program.

Detection of HIV antibodies in an oral fluid sample gathered and analyzed in our premises. Intended for LGBT+ persons. For hours, appointments and  other details click our banner. We also provide information about Public Centers where this test and detection and treatment for other STD’s are available.

More information: Mario, 91 522 45 17 or mario.blazquez@cogam.es

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Program for Distribution of Condoms and Lubricants 

We distribute both in our premises, in bars, baths and other places.

For all users and sex workers:
Mon. to Fr. from 12 to 2 am and evenings from Mon. toTh. from 5 to 7 pm (Fridays mornings only).

Bars and party organizers can contact us during above hours at 91 522 45 17.

Bars and other places where condoms and lubricants are freely distributed

Individual counseling, consultations, questions, help, etc:

You can contact us dialing 91 522 45 17 Mon. to Th. from 9 am to 4:15 pm and Fridays from 9 am to 2:15 pm or emailing mario.blazquez@cogam.es

Our information and counseling Program targets mainly LGBT+ persons (gay men, lesbians, transexuals and bisexuals)

If you have any questions you can also ask them in person in our premises (Calle Puebla, 9) during the above indicated hours. 

In case you need to go accompanied to medical offices, HIV or STD tests, please, phone 91 522 45 17, email mario.blazquez@cogam.es or apply in person in our office.

Transmadrid

Program for the comprehensive care of transexual sex working women: attention, prevention materials, street level education, counseling and health, sex work and transsexuality workshops. Accompaniment to social services and health centers, help with paper work, health I.D. card, registration of residency, Gender Unit, etc.

You can consult our guía de salud y recursos (Health and resources Guide) in our website.

You can also download our Informe Transmadrid :description of a population of Transexual sex working women.

Office hours: Mon. to Fr. from 12 am to 2 pm and Thursdays from 5 to 7 pm. 91 522 15 17 mario.blazquez@cogam.es

 

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Project to educate in premises of anonymous sex and LGBT+ leisure premises

This project intends to intervene in premises like bars with a dark room, baths, sex clubs, theme parties and open air cruising areas. We distribute prevention materials, speak to customers and establish links with staff. Besides, we participate in an European network of businesses, institutions and NGO’s interested in the promotion of safer sex inside sex spaces.

If you are interested in volunteering for this program contact:

 

TMSEX-Madrid

Program of attention, prevention and accompaniment  for male sex workers during weekends. Street level education, attention in our premises, accompaniment and distribution of preventive materials and safe sex workshops.

 

To Contact us: mario.blazquez@cogam.es or call  91 522 45 17. From 9 am to 4:15 pm Mon. to Th. and Fridays from 9 am to 2 pm.

COGAM Prevention Group participates with FELGTB’s Comprehensive Health Area, CESIDA (National AIDS Coordination) and the Platform for defense of Sex Workers’ rights. If you would like to collaborate in any of these activities do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email. Any collaboration you can offer any time any day is welcome, there’s always so much to do! We will immediately contact you back. 

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PUBLIC HEALTH CENTERS WHERE HIV TESTING IS AVAILABLE

The following centers provide anonymous and free testing, diagnosis and treatment of HIV and other STD’s without appointment and without a Spanish Health I.D. Card.
 
Centro Sanitario Sandoval
C/ Sandoval 7.
91 445 23 28
Metro Bilbao.
Monday to Friday from 9 am to 12

Programa Municipal de Prevención del SIDA y ETS
C/ Montesa 22.
91 588 51 42 / 41
Metro Manuel Becerra.
Monday to Thursday from 9:30 to 10.30 am.
 
Centro Madrid Salud Distrito Centro

C/ Navas de Tolosa, 10  91 588 96 60 / 61 

Monday to Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 am,  Monday and Wednesday also from 4 to 5 pm

If you are under 21, you may also be treated free and anonymously without a parent authorization in:

Centro Madrid Salud Joven
C/ Navas de Tolosa 8.
A service for persons under 21; under 24, if registered in Madrid’s Centro District.
Metro Callao.
Monday to Friday from 9 am to 8 pm, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays from 10 am to 2 pm 

Information: 91 588 96 77 / 78