According to CDC, 1 in 6 gay and bisexual men living with HIV are unaware of their status, underscoring the need to expand HIV education, testing, and prevention services. On September 27th, AIDSVu recognizes National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and encourages anyone at risk for HIV to get tested and know their status.
a The term male-to-male sexual contact is used in CDC surveillance systems. It indicates a behavior that transmits HIV infection, not how individuals self-identify in terms of their sexuality. For this awareness day, AIDSVu uses the term gay and bisexual men.
Learn From Experts
Read our series of AIDSVu Q&A’s with leading HIV experts to learn more about the epidemic.
Vu Q&A: Dr. Carl Dieffenbach on U=U and the “Golden Age of Prevention”
Carl Dieffenbach, Ph.D., Director of the Division of AIDS at NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and AIDSVu Advisory Committee Member, speaks about the history and future of HIV/AIDS research and recent breakthroughs like U=U that make this the "Golden Age of prevention."Learn More
Vu Q&A: Rev. E. Taylor Doctor on the Effect of HIV on Young Gay and Bisexual Men
Rev. E. Taylor Doctor, Capacity Building Manager at HealthHIV and ordained minister, shares his thoughts on how communities of color can come together to address the disproportionate impact of HIV on young, Black Gay and Bisexual Men, especially in the South.Learn More
Vu Q&A: Dawn Smith on PrEP Uptake Barriers for Black Gay and Bisexual Men and Black Women
Dawn Smith, MD, MPH, MS, epidemiologist and medical officer with the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention at CDC, speaks about her recent paper on indications for PrEP by race/ethnicity and transmission category and her thoughts on ways to overcome PrEP uptake barriers for Black gay and bisexual men and Black women.Learn More