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.
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.
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
- Change your Facebook profile picture using the Start Talking. Stop HIV. Facebook frame on September 20.
- Use these social media graphics and sample messages!
- Help get #NGMHAAD and #StartTalkingHIV trending on social media by sharing and retweeting awareness day messages or creating your own.
- Follow Act Against AIDS on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
- Follow Start Talking. Stop HIV. on Facebook.
- 9/27 is Nat’l Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Show your support with #StartTalkingHIV’s FB profile frame #NGMHAAD http://bit.ly/2vUMouy
- #StartTalkingHIV for #NGMHAAD. Encourage your partners and friends to join the conversation. http://bit.ly/2cPGpiC
- For #NGMHAAD, #StartTalkingHIV prevention: testing, condoms, PrEP, and medicines that treat HIV. gov/StartTalking
- Over 600,000 gay & bisexual men are living w/HIV in the US & 17% don’t know it. For #NGMHAAD, #StartTalkingTesting http://bit.ly/2koXwOr
- Today is Nat’l Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Learn about the best prevention options for you. gov/StartTalking #NGMHAAD #StartTalkingHIV
- Page last reviewed: September 18, 2017
- Page last updated: September 18, 2017
- Content source: Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention