Resources for 2022 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.
- National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day resource page (NGMHAAD logo, fact sheets, and more).
- Timeline of HIV and AIDS (history of the epidemic and involvement of community members).
- Guide to Planning Awareness Day Activities (tips on how to plan Awareness Day events, activities, and outreach).
- CDC’s National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day resource page (downloadable social media materials in English and Spanish, infographics, conversation starters, and posters).
- NIH’S page that lists projects focused on gay men.
- TargetHIV’s Ryan White and Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness DayExit Disclaimer resource page (Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program data related to gay, bisexual, and other MSM, as well as descriptions of Health Resources and Services Administration technical assistance/training initiatives underway to enhance access to HIV care for MSM in HIV care).
Follow HIV.gov and CDCExit Disclaimer on Twitter as we use #NGMHAAD to share content about the HIV epidemic’s impact on gay and bisexual men.
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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