Back in the 80’s when AIDS was spreading like wildfire, the myth was that the virus was a “gay disease.” That was never true, however, HIV/AIDS still affects the gay community disproportionately more than any other group.
According to the National Association of People with AIDS, one in eight gay men may be infected with HIV – a fifth of those infected don’t even know it.
In 2008, NAPWA founded National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Day to create awareness about the importance of getting tested among gay males.
We’re still looking for a cure; in the meantime, you can try to be part of the solution and get yourself tested today.
The HIV/AIDS Prevention and Service Locator, will tell you the closest place to get tested, and if necessary, start treatment. Just enter your zip code or nearest town below.
Learn more about HIV/AIDS with this NAPWA factsheet: Ngmhaad 2012 Fact Sheet