National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is observed in September and is a day of action to focus on what each of us can do to reduce the toll of HIV among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men.
National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day educates the public that while only 2% of the US population, gay and bisexual men account for more than half of the 1.2 million people living with HIV in the United States and two-thirds of all new diagnoses each year. If trends continue, 1 in 6 gay and bisexual men will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime, including 1 in 2 black gay and bisexual men, 1 in 4 Latino gay and bisexual men, and 1 in 11 white gay and bixesual men. But these rates are not inevitable. There are many actions gay and bisexual men can take to protect themselves and those they care about from HIV. And each of us can take action to help ensure gay and bisexual men know what options are available.
The awareness color for HIV/AIDS is Red.