National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gay and bisexual men are the population most affected by HIV in the United States. In 2016, gay and bisexual men accounted for 67% of the 40,324 new HIV diagnoses in the United States and 6 dependent areas.

However, there are signs of progress. The CDC reports that new HIV diagnoses have remained stable in recent years among gay and bisexual men overall. CDC data also shows that HIV infections are falling among some age and racial and ethnic groups of gay and bisexual men.

National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a time 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.

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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

NIH Strategic Plan for HIV and 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. Reducing 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 HIVinfo clinical trials search. Call HIVinfo at 1-800-448-0440 for assistance with your clinical trials search.

Published Research Related to HIV/AIDS and Gay Men:

Additional Information and Resources

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