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It’s National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness DayPost 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.

Getting tested is quick and easy, and one of the most responsible things you can do. Find a testing center near you now. And learn more via this helpful NAPWA factsheet.

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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