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.