Buy your ticket


Health Program around the Gay Games

Our goals

Day of reflection

As part of the conference about Sport and Diversity, 4 round tables will occur on 02 August 2018 at Hotel de Ville de Paris / Paris City Hall about “sport as a source of well-being and health”

  1. Sport, physical activity, physical and mental well-being
  2. Get European citizens back in motion
  3. Prevention of doping and recreational substances
  4. Therapeutic physical activities: sport as medicine?


Citizen actions

At the Gay Games Village in front of Hôtel de Ville / City Hall from 3 August to 10 August a well-being and health stand will be run by a group of associations on health issues:

  • Rotational presence of several associations: Act Up, Action Traitements, Basiliade, AIDES, ENIPSE, Le Kiosque, Les Act-Upiennes, Vers Paris sans sida…
  • Information and awareness through fun activities

Prevention of doping

In partnership with the French Anti-Doping Agency and the French Federation of Pharmaceutical students, 

  • tests will be offered at 3 sports venues during the Gay Games week;
  • Participants will be made aware of the consequences of doping.


Sexual health offer

In liaison with the Association Towards Paris without aids (Vers Paris sans sida), the Regional Health Agency and many specialized associations, Paris 2018 intends to: 

  • ensure the continuity of the Parisian sexual health offer for the participants and spectators of the Gay Games;
  • promote the diverse HIV and STI prevention and testing solutions in a positive approach to sexual health for the duration of the event.

Several free information, screening and diagnostic centers will be opened with extended hours during the Gay Games. And several preventive actions will take place at the village and the Parisian festive sites.

Useful health information during your stay

Your health


Emergencies, vaccines, hospitals, pharmacies, sexual health … Here is all the necessary health information during Gay Games.

A first aid and security post is provided on each sports site of the Gay Games or nearby and can take care of any incident occurred during competitions.

The following information relates to your health during your stay in Paris.

More information on the website of the Tourist Office, accessible in 11 languages:

Website of Tourism Bureau

Find us at the Gay Games Village Health Center.


Are you a witness or victim of an accident? Your state of health requires care that can not wait until the next day? Here are the emergency numbers to contact:

European emergency number 112
Fire Department 18
Police 17
Emergency medical help service (SAMU) 15
SMS emergency number (for people who have difficulty hearing or speaking) 114
SOS Doctors
36 24
+33 (0) 1 47 07 77 77
SOS Dentists +33 (0) 1 43 37 51 00
+33 (0) 1 43 36 36 00
Poison Control Center of Paris
+33 (0) 1 40 05 48 48

Paris and its region have 39 public hospitals offering quality health services for all 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To find one of the 25 emergency services closest to you, go to the website of Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris (accessible in English):


Site AP-HP




Bachaumont Medical Imaging Center

During the Gay Games, in case of injury, you can get priority access for an X-ray, a scan, MRI and/or ultrasound, at theFrench Social Security rate if you qualify.

Centre d’Imagerie Médicale Bachaumont
Dr Laurence Bellaiche, Radiologist
Phone – +33 1 79 36 10 00
14 Rue Bachaumont, 75002 Paris

Logo_Centre Bachaumont_HD_Square


No vaccine is required to enter France.
For gay and bisexual men, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, HPV and meningococcal C vaccines are highly recommended.

Drinking water

Paris water poses no risk to the health of a person who would consume it all her/his/their life. 

Tap water is the most controlled food product in France.
Paris water respects the 56 drinkability parameters defined by the French Public Health Code within the framework of European standards which form the highest health quality standard in the world. Every year, more than a million quality measurements are made to ensure health surveillance and to guarantee the impeccable quality of the water supplied to the taps of Parisians.
Make a gesture for yourself and for the planet: fill your Paris 2018 water bottle in one of the  1,000 public fountains of the Eau de Paris (Paris Water) network.

Logo - Eau de Paris 125px

Sexual Health

Thanks to a network of committed partners, the Gay Games offer you a set of services to take care of yourself and your partners during your stay.
In your welcome bags and at the Gay Games Village, you will find free condoms, both internal and external, lube and information about prevention in Paris.
Health events are organized at the Village and at many Parisian festive places.
Listening, information, screening and management of sexually transmitted infections, emergency treatment in the event of a protection accident, troubleshooting in the event of a break in antiretroviral treatment or PrEP … To find out every day the hours of services open in Paris, follow on the Facebook page of our partner Towards Paris without AIDS (Vers Paris sans sida)!

A doubt, a question about prevention? Teams of Sida Info Service are listening to you at 0 800 840 800, 7d/7 et 24h/24.

For Gay Games 10, they are going to answer your questions in English at +33 (0) 1 41 83 42 75 from 4 to 12 August, from -pm to 9pm.


Sida Info Service








vers paris sans sida_400x400



Pharmacies in Paris are generally open from 8am to 8pm without interruption. They close in turn on Sundays and sometimes also on Mondays. When a pharmacy is closed, the addresses of the nearest pharmacies on-duty are indicated on the door.


Paris has many pharmacies open late or even all night:

List of pharmacies.

Doping and narcotics

 In France, the use of substances or plants classified as narcotics is strictly prohibited by law. This prohibition concerns public use as well as private, individual or collective use, and it makes no difference between drugs.
Whether it is cannabis, ecstasy, cocaine or any other illicit psychoactive substance, use is an offense punishable by a maximum sentence of 1 year imprisonment and a 3,750 € fine.
For the list of prohibited substances in the context of sports competition, visit the website of the French anti-doping agency (available in English).

website of AFLD


Difficulties, need to talk? The Drogues Info Service teams are at your disposal at 0 800 23 13 13, 7 days a week from 8am to 2am.


Lifesaving actions

In Paris, more than 150 automatic defibrillators, very easy to use and safe, are accessible and manipulable by anyone witnessing a person who collapses unconscious, probably a victim of cardiac arrest.

All swimming pools, stadiums and sports centers, borough halls, museums of the City of Paris, libraries, administrative buildings open to the public, as well as all major parks in Paris, the banks of the Seine and the St-Martin and Ourcq canals are equipped with defibrillators.

If you see a person collapse unconscious, do not hesitate: the only thing you risk is to save a life!


  • Aides Aides
    Aides Aides

    Première association française de lutte contre le VIH/sida et les hépatites virales

    AIDES is the leading association for the fight against AIDS in France. Founded in 1984, AIDES has been recognized for its services for decades. Since its creation, AIDES has set itself the goal of transforming society by mobilizing people affected with Aids / HIV, and by taking actions to support HIV-positive people and prevent the transmission of HIV and hepatitis.


    AIDES Objectives in France are:

    • Advocate to preserve and secure new rights, including access to treatment and free healthcare;
    • Work with the migrant population to maintain, enforce and respect the law against expulsion of foreign patients;
    • Fight against discrimination in a society where HIV is still a factor for rejection;
    • Fight against discrimination in the workplace;
    • Take action to defend the right for HIV-positive people to benefit from insurance and bank loans;
    • Advocate for equitable access to medical care in prison and in an accepting environment;
    • Innovate new prevention approaches, adapted to each kind of sexuality, different personalities and environments.


    AIDES has also developed numerous international initiatives, which are organized as follows:

    • Prevention and reduction of risks, addressed to target audiences (men having sex with men, sex workers, migrant populations, and drug addicts).


    For example:

    • A Sexual Health Center (le Spot Paris – Beaumarchais – 51 boulevard Beaumarchais – 75003 PARIS – Subway line 8 Chemin Vert station), offering comprehensive information, screening, follow-up and medical care services, based on non-discrimination and acceptance of each other’s sexual lifestyles;
    • A Welcome and Help Center, that offers a specific reception “Gays, Sex & Chems” every Thursday evening from 6pm to 9pm at the CAARUD (Halles) 36 rue Dussoubs – 75002 PARIS – Subway lines 3 and 4 Réaumur-Sébastopol station). Organized and animated by gay people, these sessions are organized for all gays consuming products in sexual and/or festive context
    • Support for people living with HIV to improve their living conditions and facilitate their social integration;
    • Research and development around health and therapeutic issues, in collaboration with diagnosed patients, the medical profession, researchers, and scientists.



    More information on AIDES website:

    To find the AIDES location nearest to you:

  • LGBT Center Paris Ile de France LGBT Center Paris Ile de France
    LGBT Center Paris Ile de France LGBT Center Paris Ile de France

    Association for equal rights and against discrimination related to sexual orientation or gender identity

    The Center LGBT is a non-profit association and a convivial place welcoming the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, providing them with information and attentive listening.

    Here you can get information about the activities and services offered by the Center and its 80 member associations, regarding the cultural and festive lives of their partners, tourism and LGBT stores.

    You will find units where volunteers, helpers and professionals will be happy to inform you and assist in finding the solutions adapted to your specific needs.

    • The health unit for example which, in addition to specific health problems, addresses problems of isolation, feelings of loneliness, depression, addictions and infections.
    • Culture, with meetings, debates, festivities, shows and concerts.

    There also is a library offering a large number of publications.

    • Providing support to people is one of the Center’s priorities.

    The units of support to people are individual discussion spaces, anonymous and free of charge. They are led by volunteers who are still active.

    The LBGT Center, which is a meeting point, does not lose sight of its goal: contribute to improving attitudes and fighting for equality and against homophobia.

    At the Café, you will find all light drinks and snacks.

    Meet, help one another and fight for the equality of rights

    Easily accessible, located in the very heart of Paris, close to the Georges Pompidou Center (Beaubourg).

    The “Arts et Métiers” and “Rambuteau” metro stations on Line 11 are ideally located for you to visit the center, and there are also several bus lines and the RER suburban line (station Les Halles)

    For opening hours and much more information about the Center’s activities please consult their website:

    Address: 63 rue Beaubourg 75003 Paris  Tel : +33 / (0)1 43 57 21 47

  • Bachaumont Medical Imaging Center Bachaumont Medical Imaging Center
    Bachaumont Medical Imaging Center Bachaumont Medical Imaging Center

    During the Gay Games, in case of injury, you can get priority access for a radio, scanner, MRI and / or ultrasound rate social security, without exceeding.

    Centre d’Imagerie Médicale Bachaumont
    Dr Laurence Bellaiche, Radiologist
    Phone – +33 1 79 36 10 00
    14 Rue Bachaumont, 75002 Paris


    Organization associated with the Regional Ile-de-France Council, recognized for health risk plans and education in Paris and surroundings.

    Regional Center for AIDS Information and Prevention

    Organization associated with the Regional Ile-de-France Council, recognized for health risk plans and education in Paris and surroundings.

    Its areas of expertise: youth high-risk behaviors, through a global health approach.

    CRIPS notably takes action in the areas below:

    • Emotional and sexual life (HIV/AIDS, STI, hepatitis)
    • Addictions
    • Inequalities and injustices due to singularities (struggle against sexism, homophobia, serophobia)

    Mission towards Youth

    CRIPS is very much engaged in prevention towards the youth.

    CRIPS provides services all over the Ile-de-France area in:

    • High schools and Apprentices Training Centers (CFA)
    • Institutions hosting vulnerable individuals (youth in the process of insertion, migrants, foreigners, the handicapped, prisoners, LGBT…)
    • Its information and prevention area Cybercrips
    • Its prevention unit BIP (Bus Info Prevention)

    Over 200 000 teenagers and young adults are made aware of prevention every year.

    CRIPS has been focusing its activity on the exchange of knowledge and practices by making aware, training and assisting the educational teams in educational health projects. Foreign activists are invited for capacity-building missions.

    CRIPS informs the general public by leading actions during big events and demonstrations (Solidays, Gay Pride, Humanity Festival, Education Fair, etc.) and by carrying out yearly prevention and communication campaigns.

    CRIPS releases information and prevention material for the youth and general public, and also proposes newsletters informing about its actions.

    More information can be found on the CRIPS homepage

    Contacts of CRIPS Ile-de-France :

    14, rue Maublanc 75015 Paris

    Ph: +33 / (0)1 56 80 33 33 / Fax : +33 / (0)1 56 80 33 30




    ENIPSE continues its associative project based on the exchange and understanding of each other. It continues to mobilize a festive network of some 800 LGBT + commercial and libertinic places in France to combat aids and other STIs by setting up specific and adapted prevention tools (posters, documents, condoms, gels etc.).

    The association is developing a program of action for clients in festive venues, associations, sites and dating applications covering the fields of sexual health and mental health. These actions are part of the prevention and screening journey, as well as patient care, such as therapeutic education, word groups, training or sophrology.

    For more information:

  • Le Kiosque Le Kiosque
    Le Kiosque Le Kiosque

    Preventing and counseling on HIV Association / AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and addictions

    Checkpoint Paris is a friendly community health center where you can meet with a team member for a private discussion. There is also the possibility of obtaining protective equipment.

    Checkpoint Paris offers a complete sexual health information service for the gay, lesbian and trans community, both HIV-positive and negative.

    The AIDS Info Kiosk Sida : 36, rue Geoffroy l’Asnier 75004 Paris (Metro: Saint Paul or Pont Marie)

    Tel : 01 44 78 00 00 / 01 44 78 24 44


  • Sida Info Service Sida Info Service
    Sida Info Service Sida Info Service

    Depuis sa création le 23 octobre 1990 par l’Agence française de lutte contre le sida (AFLS) en partenariat avec l’association AIDES, Sida Info Service (devenue par la suite SIS-Association) agit comme une association engagée dans le domaine de la lutte contre le VIH/sida. Elle s’appuie sur les principes affirmés dès l’origine : renforcement de l’autonomie et de la dignité des personnes et reconnaissance des besoins et des savoir-faire des communautés quant à leur santé.

    L’objectif initial s’est étendu progressivement aux problématiques connexes liées à l’infection par le virus de l’immunodéficience humaine (VIH) et à des pathologies inhérentes aux risques sexuels, aux maladies chroniques, à l’exercice des droits des personnes et des malades, à leur soutien et leur accompagnement. Exerçant dans le cadre d’une mission d’intérêt général, SIS-Association est un partenaire des politiques de santé publique et joue un rôle privilégié à l’interaction de la santé publique et de la santé communautaire.

    Rendez-vous sur le site de Sida Info Service.

  • SIS Animation SIS Animation
    SIS Animation SIS Animation

    Santé Info Solidarité-Animation (SIS-Animation) est une association qui relève de la loi du 1er juillet 1901.

    Par ses activités d’animation de terrain et de réseau, SIS-Animation lutte contre le VIH/sida, les Infections Sexuellement transmissibles, les hépatites virales et contre toutes formes d’exclusions et de discriminations basées sur la sexualité ou l’état de santé.

    SIS-Animation participe aux enjeux régionaux de santé. L’association dispose pour cela de dix délégations centrées sur l’activité d’animation (Bordeaux, Cayenne, Lille, Marseille, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice, Paris et Strasbourg) et de deux antennes régionales (Amiens, Angers). Ces implantations permettent de trouver les réponses opportunes aux réalités sociologiques et démographiques territoriales dans le domaine de la santé sexuelle tout en assurant la visibilité de dispositifs d’aide à distance ainsi que des opérations de terrain à destination du grand public ou de publics cibles.

  • Vers Paris sans sida Vers Paris sans sida
    Vers Paris sans sida Vers Paris sans sida

    One year after the Paris Declaration, in partnership with UNAIDS, Paris has taken the leadership of committed cities around the goal of ending the HIV epidemic by 2030. In this context, the epidemiologist France LERT has made to the Mayor of Paris in February 2016 a report aiming at enabling Paris to reach the intermediate target of 90-90-90 in 2020: 90% of HIVpositive screened – 90% of screened patients put under treatment – 90% of patients treated with an undetectable viral load.

    On 18 May 2016, the Paris Council approved a deliberation on the implementation of this report and on the co-creation by the City of Paris of an association called “Towards Paris without aids” whose purpose is to raise public and private funds to finance the actions needed to end the HIV epidemic in Paris.

    The strategy adopted by the City of Paris and the HIV actors in Paris is a positive and inclusive strategy, moving from prevention of risky behavior to sexual health and real equality. It is a question of adapting the proposed means of action to the various groups exposed, to their epidemiology and their way of life.

    The aim of the Association Vers Paris sans sida is to raise public and private funds to finance the actions implemented as part of this strategy, in order to finance any action to achieve the above objectives. The funding aims to promote access to screening, care, treatment and rights by focusing on community health systems targeting the populations most affected by the HIV / aids epidemic.

    Any action directly or indirectly related to the above purpose falls within the vocation of the Association, including communication actions on the means of combined prevention, fight against discrimination and for inclusion and the good -being LGBT populations particularly vulnerable to HIV.

  • Actupiennes Actupiennes
    Actupiennes Actupiennes

    More information about our partner Actupiennes on their website.