Resources for 2022 National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Content From: HIV.govPublished: September 14, 20222 min read


National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM), in particular Black, Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native men, are the groups most disproportionately impacted by HIV in the United States. In 2020, they accounted for 70% of new HIV infections even though they comprised only 2% of the U.S. population. For this reason, they are among the priority populations identified in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) so federal agencies and other stakeholders can focus their efforts and resources to achieve the greatest impact on ending the HIV epidemic in the United States.

The annual observance of National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NGMHAAD) is September 27th, and there are multiple resources to help you plan activities or outreach. Visit the websites below for information to help observe NGMHAAD.

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Other helpful information to share includes:

  • The HIV Testing Sites & Care Services Locator, which provides information about HIV services near you. Just enter a ZIP code and find services for HIV testing, care, and treatment (including access to PrEP); housing; mental health/substance use; and family planning.
  • Monkeypox Vaccine LocatorExit Disclaimer – by providing your ZIP code, the locator will help you find nearby health care locations offering monkeypox vaccines.

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