NYC Health Department Promotes Testing and Awareness on National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

September 2011

Community Forum Highlights New Biomedical Approaches to Interrupt HIV Transmission Among City’s Most Heavily Impacted Population

As part of National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the Health Department urges all gay men and other at-risk New Yorkers to use condoms and to get tested for HIV. Between 2002 and 2009, new diagnoses of HIV declined by 28 percent in New York City. However, the gay community and other men who have sex with men (MSM) continue to be the most severely impacted. Founded in 2008 by the National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA), this day aims to raise awareness among gay men and other MSM to prevent new infections and lead healthier lives.

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