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Communication Tools for National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (Sept. 27th)
Posted: September 26, 2017
September 27, 2017, National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day(NGMHAAD) is a chance to communicate about HIV in this community and the important and longstanding role that gay men have had in addressing the HIV epidemic in our nation.
To support your work around NGMHAAD, here’s a select list of resources for digital and traditional communication.
This suite of HIV.gov resources promotes knowledge of one’s HIV status and access to related services:
This observance is a chance to spur conversation that build individual awareness of HIV, encourage knowledge of one’s HIV status and support engagement in prevention and care. For these conversations, HIV.org offers ready-to-go digital stories:
The Positive Spin videos and microsite feature the personal experiences of five HIV-positive, gay Black men who have successfully navigated the HIV care continuum from diagnosis to treatment and, ultimately, to viral suppression.
HIV.org also recommends the videos from the Doing It campaign from the CDC’s Act Against AIDS initiative.
The hashtag #NGMHAAD connects you to the conversation on social media. If you have a story to share related to this observance, use the hashtag #mypositivespin and #NGMHAAD . Here is a short list of federal social media platforms to follow and like:
Both HIV.gov and CDC have NGMHAAD visuals for your use. HIV.gov has the logo for the day and more on our NGMHAAD resource page. CDC has banners, social media images, and other graphics ready for your use.
If you want more information about the historic contributions of gay men to the fight against HIV, check HIV.gov's timeline of HIV and AIDS.
Learn more at HIV.gov.