HIV/AIDS Awareness Days

National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

September 27, 2018

The following facts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlight the disproportionate burden of HIV on gay and bisexual men:
  • In 2014, gay and bisexual men made up an estimated 2% of the U.S. population but accounted for 70% of new HIV infections.
  • Gay and bisexual men accounted for 55% (10,047) of people who received an AIDS diagnosis. Of those men, 39% were African American, 31% were white, and 24% were Hispanic/Latino.

But there is also progress to celebrate: CDC reports that HIV infections are falling among some age and racial/ethnic groups of gay and bisexual men.

National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is an opportunity to focus on the impact of HIV/AIDS on gay and bisexual men. Browse the links below to learn more about the annual observance and find HIV-related information specific to gay men.


The U.S. Government Observes National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Webpages:

HIV/AIDS-Related Research and Gay Men

FY 2018 Trans-NIH Strategic Plan for HIV-Related Research, from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of AIDS Research (OAR): The Plan describes NIH research priorities to prevent, treat, and eventually cure HIV/AIDS. Support to reduce health disparities is a crosscutting area of research emphasized in the Plan.

HIV/AIDS-Related Clinical Trials: Research studies related to HIV and men who have sex with men (MSM), from the AIDSinfo clinical trials search. Call AIDSinfo at 1-800-448-0440 for assistance with your clinical trials search.

Published Research Related to HIV/AIDS and Gay Men:
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