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National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
September 27, 2018
National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is an opportunity to focus on the impact of HIV/AIDS on gay and bisexual men.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) theres a disproportionate burden of HIV on gay and bisexual men:
- In 2014, gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men made up an estimated 2% of the U.S. population but accounted for 70% of new HIV infections.
- Gay and bisexual men accounted for 55% (10,047) of people who received an AIDS diagnosis. Of those men, 39% were African American, 31% were white, and 24% were Hispanic/Latino.
But there is also progress to celebrate: CDC reports that HIV infections are falling among some age and racial/ethnic groups of gay and bisexual men.
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