September 27 is the annual observance of National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The day serves to highlight the continuing impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic among gay men.
Gay and bisexual men are more severely affected by HIV than any other group in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) represent approximately 2% of the U.S. population but accounted for 63% of estimated new HIV infections in 2010. By the end of 2010, an estimated 302,148 gay and bisexual men with an AIDS diagnosis had died in the United States since the beginning of the epidemic, representing 48% of all deaths of people with AIDS.
Because of the high prevalence of HIV in this population, it is important for gay, bisexual, and other MSM to be tested for HIV and to take steps to reduce their risk of HIV transmission.
We invite you to explore our National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day webpage to learn more about HIV/AIDS and gay men.
The U.S. Government Observes National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
FY 2014 Trans-NIH Plan for HIV-Related Research: Comprehensive plan for all National Institutes of Health (NIH) HIV-related research for 2014, from the Office of AIDS Research (OAR), NIH. The plan includes information on research related to HIV and gay men.
HIV/AIDS-Related Clinical Trials: Research studies related to HIV and MSM, from the AIDSinfo clinical trials search. Call AIDSinfo at 1-800-448-0440 for assistance with your clinical trials search.