National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a call to action to continue to raise awareness and understanding of the effects of HIV on gay and bisexual men. Since the first cases of AIDS were reported among gay and bisexual men more than 30 years ago, no group in the United States has been more affected by HIV. Although they make up only 2% of the overall population, gay and bisexual men—including those who inject drugs—account for over half of the 1.2 million people living with HIV in the United States, and two-thirds of all new HIV infections each year, most of these among young gay and bisexual men. It is up to each of us to create a national conversation to ensure that every person in every community—especially gay and bisexual men of all ages—knows and talks about HIV prevention and treatment options.