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NCHHSTP Newsroom Archive: 2012

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  • September 27, 2012 - National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

    September 27th is National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a prime opportunity to bring attention to the burden of HIV among gay and bisexual men and encourage HIV testing across the nation.

    MSM represent two percent of the U.S. population, yet account for more than half of both new HIV infections each year and Americans living with HIV. Since the beginning of the epidemic, nearly 350,000 gay and bisexual men with AIDS have died, and more than 8,000 still die each year.

    For your stories about National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, please find below various resources including a statement from Center Director, Dr. Kevin Fenton. You can also find the most recent HIV and AIDS statistics, as well as graphics about HIV among MSM.

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  • April 9, 2012 - STD Awareness Month 2012

    April is STD Awareness Month, a prime opportunity to bring attention to the burden of STDs among American youth and to promote STD testing across the nation.

    Approximately half of the estimated 19 million STDs that occur in the United States each year are among people 25 and younger. For the fourth year, CDC is teaming up with MTV and other partners on the GYT: Get Yourself Tested campaign, a national information campaign designed to address the high rates of STDs among people under age 25. CDC is also introducing a web-based portal of resources to help health care providers educate young people about sexual health and STD prevention.

    For your stories about STD Awareness Month 2012, please find below a press release outlining this year’s GYT efforts and a link to the resource portal for healthcare providers.

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