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National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – September 27: Things You Can Do

National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is observed each year on September 27 to direct attention to the continued disproportionate impact of HIV and AIDS on gay and bisexual men in the United States.

Learn the Basics.

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Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) made up an estimated 2% of the population in the United States in 2014, but represented 56% of people living with HIV. Learn how HIV disproportionately affects gay, bisexual, and other MSM.

Get Tested.

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More than 600,000 gay and bisexual men are living with HIV in the United States—17% of them don’t know it. CDC recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care and that people with certain risk factors get tested more often.

Find a testing location in your area:

  • Use the Act Against AIDS testing locator
  • Text your ZIP code to “KNOW IT” (566948)
  • Call 1-800-CDC-INFO
  • Talk to your doctor or health care provider
  • Purchase a home HIV test at a pharmacy or drug store

Talk Prevention.

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CDC’s Start Talking. Stop HIV. campaign encourages open discussion between sex partners and friends about a range of HIV prevention strategies. Use campaign resources to start talking about testing, your status, condoms, PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), and medicines that treat HIV.

Get Involved.

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