Michał Pawlęga

Since 2000 Michał has been engaged in sexual health promotion projects implemented by third sector organisations (Lambda-Warszawa, Social AIDS Committee) among groups most vulnerable for HIV: MSM and PWID.

He provided direct interventions, e.g. outreach, short term-counseling as well as VCT and outreach testing for STIs.

In recent years those experiences make it possible for him to get involved in providing trainings and research on HIV/AIDS/STIs related issues, including PhD preparation in epidemiology.

Currently he holds the position of MSM health Lead in Social AIDS Committee where he implements the first one in Poland community-led comprehensive intervention for ChemSex users.

Moreover, he serves as researcher in the field of epidemiology in National Institute of Public Health.

Michał is also Polish representative in European Commission Civil Society Forum on HIV, hepatitis and TB and member of European AIDS Clinical Society, Polish AIDS Clinical Society as well as Eurasian Harm Reduction Association and Eurasian Coalition on Male Health.