Welcome to National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NGMHAAD),
September 27, 2012! NAPWA founded NGMHAAD in 2008 to help gay men remember how
much we have accomplished together in the fight against HIV/AIDS, remember the
quarter-million lovers and brothers we have lost, and renew our commitment to
ending what is now an endable epidemic.
NGMHAAD calls on gay men across the
United States to remember that the end of the HIV/AIDS epidemic may be in
sight, but the epidemic isn't over -- and men who have sex with men are still
at high risk. The number of gay men already living with HIV in this country may
be as high as 1 in every 8, so we have to protect ourselves. Play safe!
NGMHAAD calls on gay men to lead the
movement to end the epidemic. We know now how to do it. Routine HIV testing for
all, every 3 to 6 months for gay men and others in high-risk groups. Immediate
access to HIV treatment and support services for everyone who tests positive.
An end to the HIV stigma and homophobia that keep too many of us from even
getting tested. Because it's much harder for us to pass our virus on to others when
we are getting effective treatment.
And NGMHAAD calls on gay men to be proud. Love is good. Sex is
good. Our love is
Pride is power! Help NAPWA end this
epidemic -- BECAUSE WE MATTER!