National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day #NGMHAAD (September 27, 2022)Posted September 24, 2022
Recognizing National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Tuesday, September 27th is National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (#NGMHAAD). NGMHAAD is day to help end HIV stigma and encourage HIV testing, prevention, and treatment among gay men. Clinicians are key to ensuring continued access to critical HIV testing and PrEP services. While gay men and others in the LGBTQ+ community are disproportionately impacted by HIV, many may be less likely to seek health care because of discrimination. Healthcare providers: working to reduce stigma, discussing sexuality and gender identity in an affirming and inclusive way, and informing patients of PrEP and other preventative measures against HIV is essential to patients’ health and wellness.
We recognize this disproportionate impact of HIV on gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. Social and structural issues—such as HIV stigma, homophobia, discrimination, poverty, and limited access to high-quality health care—influence health outcomes and continue to drive inequities.
UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies
Use CAPS’s Research for Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Prevention booklet to stay up-to-date on the latest studies.
Infographics from AIDSVu
Visualize the disproportionate impact of HIV among Gay, Bisexual, and other Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) and discover more relevant #NGMHAAD data from AIDSVu.
Get engaged on Twitter
The National Coalition for LGBTQ Health is partnering with the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) for a Twitter chat on September 27th in honor of National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day #NGMHAAD. Join in on the conversation happening this Tuesday by following the hashtag #NHMAHIVchat to learn about inclusive care, health education and more.
On-demand Pacific AETC courses
HIV Stigma & LBGT Communities with Shawn Demmons, MPH, Director, Pacific AETC – Bay Area, North & Central Coast.
Description: LGBT Communities are disproportionately affected by HIV. Men who have sex with men and transgender people experience stigma and discrimination that can negatively affect their engagement and retention in HIV care and prevention services. In this session, Shawn Demmons, MPH, will discuss and define the different types of stigma that affect these communities and the impact that stigma has on these communities, and discuss strategies to reduce stigma on a intrapersonal, communal and organizational level.
Sexual History Taking with by Danny Toub, MD, AAHIVS, HIV Clinician, Santa Rosa Community Health, and Family Medicine Residency Faculty, Sutter Santa Rosa.
Description: Sexual history taking is an important part of routine health care. However, patients often struggle with being comfortable talking about sexual practices and partners. Provider bias can lead to important health issues being missed that greatly affect the patient’s health and wellbeing. In this session, Dr. Danny Toub will review the important components of a comprehensive sexual history. He’ll then review recommendations on how providers can take a gender-affirming, trauma-informed, and patient-centered approach to discussing sex with patients.
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