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Men and HIV

Young African American Males at High Risk for HIV Infection

This report is now available online.

"Start Talking. Stop HIV." Campaign

More than 40 years into the epidemic, gay and bisexual men continue to be most severely affected by HIV nationwide and at elevated risk for HIV due to a number of complex factors. Despite research showing that communication between sexual partners is associated with increased condom use, HIV testing, and HIV status disclosure, many gay and bisexual men may still find it difficult to talk openly with their sexual partners about HIV prevention.

Help us spark conversations about HIV and promote the "Start Talking. Stop HIV." campaign.

Supporting the Campaign Online
  • Download and distribute campaign materials, digital banner ads, and videos from the CDC campaign to add to your organization's website and social media channels to start the conversation.
  • "Like" Start Talking. Stop HIV on Facebook, share or respond to posts, and direct your followers to check out the page and website.
  • Spread the word about the campaign through Twitter by using the campaign hashtag #StartTalkingHIV and by following Act Against AIDS on Twitter (@TalkHIV).
Support the Campaign in Your Community
  • Talk to everyone you know about HIV. A conversation is just the first step toward stopping HIV in the gay community.
  • Use the campaign materials in your local area. Request printed posters, palm cards and brochures from CDC to distribute at community events and to provide to local venues in your city by sending an e-mail request to [email protected].

Communication is an essential step toward stopping HIV in the gay community. Talking can be lifesaving -- Start Talking in an effort to Stop HIV among gay and bisexual men!

The Numbers: HIV Diagnoses

In 2018, men accounted for 30,691 (81%) of the 37,968 new HIV diagnoses in the United States and dependent areas. Most (86%) new diagnoses among men were attributed to gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. Visit HIV and Men at the CDC for more information.

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Services Locator

Fine PrEP services near you with this locator from AIDSVu. Visit "What is PrEP?" to learn more.


Page last updated: May 30, 2024