Sexual Health & Well-Being

METRO’s primary care, health resources, and community programs are designed to help you live your best life.

Programs for prevention and living with HIV are designed for all segments of our LGBTQ+ community while offering group settings to meet like-minded individuals with similar needs and experiences.

Prevention

Prevention comes in the form of medication, support groups, and safe sex guidance. There are many opportunities at METRO to reduce your exposure to sexually transmitted infections including education, awareness, and addiction recovery.

PROMISE Peers

Are you a gay or bi guy and living in Tampa Bay, looking to get involved in your community? PROMISE Peers are volunteer educators and role models that help build HIV awareness and education.

Take part in METRO community outreach efforts with our energetic street team.

Email PreventionPrograms@MetroTampaBay.org to get involved.

Explore METRO’s Community Programs & Social Groups

City Mix is an 18+ meetup for all that identify as gay, bi, trans, and everything in between. Meet new people and talk about all the things important to you in a fun and safe environment including dating/relationships, stigma/discrimination, hotter safe sex, HIV/AIDS, and more. Some come to a meetup out of curiosity. For many, the group has become a meaningful band of friends. Give us a try and see how City Mix feels to you!

A safe space for gay, bi, and trans individuals living with HIV to get together and just be yourself without worrying about the stigma of status. Our events are casual and low key so that everyone can feel comfortable. Meet new people and join us for informal, optimistic, and fun discussions about challenges and accomplishments of living with HIV including sex, relationships, health updates, and more. Whether you’re newly diagnosed or have been living with HIV for years, everyone 18 and over is welcome.

A “Magnetic Relationship” is where you or your partner(s) are HIV positive and the other(s) are HIV negative. Connect is a FREE, 3-session workshop designed to empower couples with techniques and skills that enhance the quality of their relationship, communication, and shared commitments to keep each other safe. Call us today and see what the buzz is about!

CAB serves Tampa Bay with programs that convene gay/bi community members and alliance organizations with opportunities to learn, have spirited dialogue, and contribute to the development and ongoing evaluation of METRO programs. We serve our community through outreach and networking with a focus on improving access to resources and services for those living with, or are at risk of contracting HIV. CAB brings people together for collaboration towards promoting total health, wellness, and community. You care about that. Join CAB today!

Popular Opinion Leaders are volunteer educators who work in the gay/bi community promoting safer sex, building HIV awareness, and influencing healthy lives. You can even enhance your resume and/or grad school application while developing your leadership skills or be part of our energetic Street Team and help break down stigma in our community. Join today by calling (813) 232-3808.

Young Minds educates, increases awareness, and prevents substance misuse and HIV/AIDS through interactive group sessions, 1-on-1 goal setting, and social activities. A program for young people between the ages of 13-24 that reside in Hillsborough or Pinellas Counties.

Are you between the ages of 13 and 19 and want to learn more about sexual health? Check out the Closing the Gap program. Clarify myths about HIV/AIDS, learn how to protect yourself, and converse with others about how you, your family, and friends may be affected. If you want to know more, check us out at a location near you.

Now that you’re pregnant, seeing a doctor and taking care of yourself and your baby is more important than ever, so why not check out the Hillsborough County TOPWA program? Our program specialists will support you throughout all stages of your pregnancy and provide you community resources and information to ensure a healthy pregnancy.

It’s important to have conversations with your partner about safer sex and healthy relationships, but that can be a lot easier said than done. Check out the advice at the link below on how to make these conversations work.

If you are interested in learning more about our prevention programs for yourself or a friend or loved one, please call us today or email PreventionPrograms@MetroTampaBay.org.

Taken daily, PrEP can reduce exposure to contracting HIV by up to 99%. Learn about PrEP

nPEP is an HIV prevention strategy recommended by the CDC to prevent infection after a high risk sexual exposure. Learn about nPEP

Visit and bookmark the Metro calendar for a complete schedule of upcoming events.

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