A review of the history of the HIV/AIDS epidemic (see the December 4, 2008 "HIV/AIDS - Advances in Hope Video Podcast" ) might leave some people puzzled about why National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day will be marked on September 27. Many of us in the HIV/AIDS community (and some people beyond this circle) well know that gay men have been longtime leaders in calling for an effective nationwide response to this epidemic. The history of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States as it has evolved over the last 30 years has been significantly informed by these voices.
This September 27, NAPWA is using new and old media tools to raise awareness of the issue of HIV/AIDS among gay men. NAPWA is on Twitter and its website offers factsheets , a poster (PDF, 1.81 MB) and other resources for local event organizers and individuals.
I ask each of you to consider how your use of social media can support our messages, both on the observance day and year round. Please share with us how you are supporting National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.