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2018 National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (September 27)

Although gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) make up an estimated 2% of the U.S. population, more than half (54%) of all persons living with diagnosed HIV in the U.S. during 2015 were MSM. In addition, gay and bisexual men accounted for over two-thirds (70%) of all new HIV diagnoses during 2016.  This year, National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NGMHAAD) will be observed on Thursday, September 27 to draw attention to the disproportional impact of the HIV epidemic on gay and bisexual men, and the steps these men can take to stay healthy. 

To help you and your patients or clients prepare for and mark the day, we’ve compiled an annotated list of online resources focusing on HIV/AIDS among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. 


Materials from HHS and CDC on HIV Among Gay and Bisexual Men

HIV and Gay and Bisexual Men – Fact sheet from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) AIDSinfo site

HIV Among Gay and Bisexual Men – Fact sheet from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

HIV Among African American Gay and Bisexual Men – Fact sheet from CDC

HIV and Young Men Who Have Sex with Men – Fact sheet from CDC

HIV Infection Risk, Prevention, and Testing Behaviors Among Men Who Have Sex with Men: National HIV Behavioral Surveillance, 20 U.S. Cities, 2014 – CDC surveillance report

Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2016 – CDC surveillance report that includes breakdowns of HIV and AIDS diagnoses, deaths, and prevalence among different population groups, including gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men


Resource Pages and Fact Sheets from Other Sources

National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.  CDC web page for the day, with links to fact sheets, reports, and other materials

Resource Center for Gay Men. Page on site with links to articles and resources

UNAIDS Key Population Atlas. This interactive map allows users to graphically display detailed global data for several key population groups affected by HIV, including men who have sex with men.  The data categories include: HIV prevalence; population size estimates; condom use; HIV prevention programs; antiretroviral treatment coverage; stigma and discrimination; punitive laws; protective laws; expenditures; and resource needs.

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanic/Latino Men Who Have Sex with Men. Fact sheet from the Latino Commission on AIDS

HIV & Men Who Have Sex with Men. Fact sheet from AVERT


Selected Recent Articles

HIV-Negative Black Gay Men: Two Recent Studies Show Some Factors that Help Them to Remain So (TheBodyPro)

The Work of a Couple: How Gay Men in Relationships Come to Trust that “Undetectable = Untransmittable” (AIDSmap)

Brotherhood of Man: My Experience at a Spiritual Retreat for HIV-Positive MSM (TheBody)

High Rates of Anal HPV Infection in Gay Men Using PrEP in IPERGAY: The Role of Vaccination (HIV i-Base)

Giving Gay Men Self-Test Kits Increases Testing by 50% – But STI Tests Decrease (AIDSmap)

HIV and Chronic HCV Co-Infection Prevalence in England Highest Among MSM (AIDSmap)

Gay Men from Around the World Share Struggles and Solutions at International AIDS Conference (TheBody)

Increase in STIs in PrEP Users Is Concentrated in a Minority of Men and Is Partly Due to More STI Screening (AIDSmap)

HIV Elimination in Gay Men: What Is Working? (AIDSmap)

Online HIV Prevention Programme Reduces STIs by 40% in Young Men Who Have Sex with Men (AIDSmap)

Condom Efficacy May Have Been Underestimated, New CDC Study Suggests (AIDSmap)

Let’s Talk About Chemsex in the Gay Community, and Here Are 6 Ways to Do It (TheBody)

Gay HIV Advocacy Group Changes Its Name and Expands Its Global Focus (Poz)

Broad PrEP Access in Australia Reduces HIV Infections Even with Reduced Condom Use by People Not on PrEP (HIV i-Base)

Gay Men Get Less HIV But More STIs After Starting PrEP, Meta-Analysis Finds (AIDSmap)

Attention Gay and Bisexual Black Guys: Be “PrEP’d AF” Against HIV (Poz)

HIV-Negative Men Are Still Choosing Stigma Over Science (Poz)

How Do We Support Access and Adherence to PrEP by Adolescents? (Poz)

Rates of HIV Are Rising Among Latinx Gay Men in the U.S.: Are Anti-Immigration Policies to Blame? (TheBody)

PrEP’s Social Impact on the Lives of Some Gay Men in Toronto (CATIE)

Homeless LGBTQ Youth Remain at Risk for HIV, and They Need Us (TheBody)

Making Black Gay Lives Matter: A Conversation With Darryl Stephens on the Impact of Joseph Beam (and Noah's Arc) (TheBody)

Gay and Bi Men Show Interest in Long-Acting Injectable PrEP (Poz)

Undetectable Viral Load and HIV Prevention: What Do Gay and Bi Men Need to Know? (TheBody)