Physical Health

Physical health is an important part of our overall health and involves caring for our bodies. It includes physical fitness, nutrition and diet, regularly accessing medical care, rest and sleep. Physical health also includes regular check-ups, managing our HIV care, reproductive health and dealing with aging.  It is when your body is functioning as well as it can.

Am I feeling healthy and being active?
Yes
No
Am I managing my HIV status?
Yes
No
Am I comfortable talking to my healthcare providers about my sexuality and HIV status?
Yes
No
Am I seeing my doctor regularly and getting regular check-ups?
Yes
No
 
 

Research has identified problems with body image among gay men and that we are much more likely to experience eating disorders than their heterosexual peers.

 
 

2 of 3 Black gay men in Toronto report recreational drug use in the past 6 months.

 
 

Many gay men don't tell their doctors about their sexual orientation in fear of discrimination and reduced quality health care.