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September 27 is National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NGMHAAD). Each year on this day is meant to direct attention to the continuing and disproportionate impact of HIV on gay, bisexual, and other men. As we continue to work together during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we strengthen our commitment to ending the HIV epidemic by expanding HIV testing, prevention, and treatment, and reducing HIV stigma. To succeed, we will need to increase efforts supporting gay and bisexual men, who bear the greatest burden of new HIV infections.
Data from 2019 show that of the 36,801 new HIV diagnoses in the United States and dependent areas, 69% (25,552) were among gay and bisexual men; in that same year, an estimated 15% of gay and bisexual men with HIV did not know their status.
HistoryIn recognition of the 20th World AIDS Day on December 1, 2008, this commemoration day was established by the National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA) in 2008 to highlight the disproportionate influence of the HIV/AIDS pandemic on gay men.