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 (57%) of all persons living with diagnosed HIV in the U.S. during 2016 were MSM. In addition, gay and bisexual men accounted for over two-thirds (70%) of all new HIV diagnoses during 2017. This year, National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NGMHAAD) will be observed on Friday, 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. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
HIV and African American Gay and Bisexual Men – Fact sheet from CDC
HIV and Young Men Who Have Sex with Men – Fact sheet from CDC
Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2017 – 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, prevention campaigns, and other materials
HIV/AIDS Resource Center for Gay Men – Page on TheBody.com site with links to news, personal stories, editorials, and other resources
UNAIDS Key Population Atlas – Interactive that 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; coverage of HIV prevention programs; antiretroviral treatment coverage; stigma and discrimination; punitive laws; protective laws; expenditures; and outreach resource needs
Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM), HIV, and AIDS – 20-page report from AVERT focusing on MSM in depth; includes information on the global epidemiology of HIV among MSM, risk factors, prevention programs, HIV testing, barriers to prevention, access to antiretroviral treatment, and approaches for addressing the epidemic among MSM
HIV & Men Who Have Sex with Men – Consumer fact sheet from AVERT