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HIV & AIDS in the United States Update:

HIV & AIDS inthe United States

Five Things You Can Do for National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: September 27, 2015
1. Get tested for HIV.
Getting an HIV test is the only way to know if you have HIV. Learn the basics about HIV testing, including the types of tests available.

2. Share information about CDC’s Act Against AIDS campaigns.
Start Talking. Stop HIV.Promoting Effective Communication about HIV Prevention and Treatment Strategies Among Gay and Bisexual Men

Start Talking.Stop HIV.
Start Talking. Stop HIV.
 seeks to reduce new HIV infections among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men by encouraging open discussion about a range of HIV prevention strategies and related sexual health issues between sex partners. This campaign encourages effective partner communication about HIV testing, HIV status disclosure, condom use, and the use of medicines to prevent and treat HIV to reduce transmission. Campaign materials are available in both Spanish and English.

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• HIV Treatment Works encourages people living with HIV to get in care, start taking HIV medications, remain in care, and adhere to treatment.

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•  Let's Stop HIV Together campaign raises awareness about HIV and its impact on the lives of all Americans, and fights stigma by showing that persons with HIV are real people—mothers, fathers, friends, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, partners, wives, husbands, and coworkers. Here are just a few to watch:
3. Start conversations with your partner about stopping HIV. It is important to have conversations with your partner about safer sex and healthy relationships, but that can be easier said than done. Check out advice from some gay and bisexual men on how to make these conversations work.
4. Engage and promote #NGMHAAD and #StartTalkingHIV on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Here are some sample posts you can use leading up to and on #NGMHAAD (including NGMHAAD poster and logo).
Share FB posts for #NGMHAAD:
• September 27 is National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. When you know your #HIV status, you can protect yourself & your partner. Get tested together today. http://hivtest.cdc.gov #NGMHAAD #StartTalkingHIV
• Gay and bisexual men are more severely affected by HIV than any other group in the United States. Learn more about how you can protect yourself and your loved ones. http://1.usa.gov/1GhEmZw#StartTalkingHIV #NGMHAAD
Share Twitter posts #NGMHAAD:
• Today is Nat’l Gay Men’s #HIV/AIDS Awareness Day! Get the facts. Get tested. Get involved. #NGMHAAD
• On Nat’l Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, #knowyourstatus. #NGMHAAD

Post Videos and Photos to Instagram: Post a picture or video, tag @actagainstaids, and use the hashtags #NGMHAAD and #StartTalkingHIV.  
5.  Learn about ways to prevent HIV, including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). 
Today, more tools than ever are available to prevent HIV. In addition to limiting your number of sexual partners, never sharing needles, and using condoms correctly and consistently, you may be able to take advantage of newer biomedical options such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).
Additional Resources:
Visit CDC’s HIV/AIDS Web site.
CDC Twitter
Act Against AIDS 
Act Against AIDS Twitter
Get information about personal risk, prevention, and testing.
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