It’s National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
September 27, 2012 by HRC staff
Post submitted by Dan Rafter, Former HRC Associate Director of Communications
Today is National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA) founded the day in 2008 with the goal of elevating the importance of HIV/AIDS awareness within the gay community – and to serve as a reminder that this epidemic is not over.
According to NAPWA, one in eight gay men may be infected with HIV – and a fifth of those don’t even know it. That’s why getting tested regularly – every three to six months – is so important. Equally as important is having an open and honest conversation with your partner about your respective statuses before intimacy.
If you’re in the D.C. area, there will be a mobile testing unit outside of HRC headquarters from 11am – 1pm. Testing is free.
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