Shares Communication Tools for National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Content From: HIV.govPublished: September 25, 20172 min read


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September 27, 2017, National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NGMHAAD) is a chance to communicate about HIV in this community and the important and longstanding role that gay men have had in addressing the HIV epidemic in our nation.

To support your work around NGMHAAD, here’s a select list of resources for digital and traditional communication.

HIV Testing

This suite of resources promotes knowledge of one’s HIV status and access to related services:

Personal Stories

This observance is a chance to spur conversation that build individual awareness of HIV, encourage knowledge of one’s HIV status and support engagement in prevention and care. For these conversations, we offer ready-to-go digital stories:

The Positive Spin videos and microsite feature the personal experiences of five HIV-positive, gay Black men who have successfully navigated the HIV care continuum from diagnosis to treatment and, ultimately, to viral suppression.

We also recommend the videos from the Doing It campaign from the CDC’s Act Against AIDS initiative.

Social Media

The hashtag #NGMHAADExit Disclaimer connects you to the conversation on social media. If you have a story to share related to this observance, use the hashtag #mypositivespinExit Disclaimer and #NGMHAADExit Disclaimer. Here is a short list of federal social media platforms to follow and like:


@HIVgovExit Disclaimer 
@CDC_HIV/AIDSExit Disclaimer
@DrMerminCDCExit Disclaimer
@talkHIV Exit Disclaimer
@HRSAgovExit Disclaimer


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CDC HIVExit Disclaimer
HRSAgovExit Disclaimer


Both and CDC have NGMHAAD visuals for your use. We’ve got the logo for the day and more on our NGMHAAD resource page. CDC has banners, social media images, and other graphics ready for your use.

Be Informed

If you want more information about the historic contributions of gay men to the fight against HIV, check our timeline of HIV and AIDS.

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