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HIV/AIDS Awareness Days

National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

September 27, 2016

September 27 marks a day for increasing awareness and understanding of the effect of HIV on gay and bisexual men. In the United States, HIV has affected gay and bisexual men more than any other group of people.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2013, gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men made up an estimated 2% of the United States population but 55% of people living with HIV in the United States. If current diagnosis rates continue, 1 in 6 gay and bisexual men will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime. 

Browse the links below to learn more about National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and the burden of HIV in this population.

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 2017 Trans-NIH Plan for HIV-Related Research: Comprehensive plan for all National Institutes of Health (NIH) HIV-related research for 2017, from the NIH Office of AIDS Research (OAR). The Plan describes NIH research priorities to prevent, treat, and eventually cure HIV/AIDS.

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.

Research related to HIV/AIDS and gay men:

Additional Information and Resources

HIV/AIDS—HIV Among Gay and Bisexual Men, from CDC: “Fast Facts” on the burden of HIV in this population and links to additional fact sheets and resources.

HIV and Gay and Bisexual Men, from AIDSinfo: An easy-to-read fact sheet.

HIV/AIDS—Specific Populations: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT)
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