National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NGMHAAD) is observed on September 27th. On this day each year, we pay attention to the continuing and disproportionate impact of HIV on gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men in the United States.
National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NGMHAAD) is celebrated every year on the final Friday in September to raise awareness and promote education about the illness. The disease is also addressed during the day in various ways.
HIV testing is recommended as part of a regular physical for anyone aged 13 to 64, according to the Centers for Disease Control. According to the CDC, sexually active people should get tested once a year, and if there are any concerning factors, they should do it more often.
Partners are encouraged to speak more openly on the day. Knowledge of the illness and availability of testing help to reduce risk.
The importance of uninterrupted treatment should be understood by those with HIV/AIDS. It is critical to maintaining a vaccine schedule in addition to HIV weakening the immune system.
HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL GAY MEN’S HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY
HIV/AIDS awareness is raised in a variety of ways, from services to opportunities to help. There are various ways to participate in this or other similar observances.
Prevention and risk factors are topics that you may learn more about. By informing people about HIV/AIDS, you can help reduce the stigma. For testing, find a clinic near you. Support scientific initiatives.
To learn more about the event, visit www.aids.gov. The cdc.gov website has information and services for you. For more information on the illness, including research and more, visit the NIH’s aidsinfo.nih.gov website. To post on social media, use the hashtag #GayMensHIVAIDSAwarenessDay.
NATIONAL GAY MEN’S HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY HISTORY
This commemoration day was established by the National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA) in 2008 to highlight the disproportionate influence of the pandemic on gay men.