According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) September 27 is National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a time to reflect on the heavy toll of HIV among gay and bisexual men and acknowledge the contributions they have made in the fight against HIV and AIDS.
Since the first cases of AIDS were reported in five gay men in 1981, gay and bisexual men across the United States have been at the center of the U.S. epidemic. Gay and bisexual men bear the greatest burden of this disease, accounting for almost two-thirds of all new infections in 2010. Yet, they also have been at the forefront of fighting this disease. Many have helped shape the research agenda and worked with organizations that provide HIV services read the entire CDC article
Learn about HIV medications
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) medications are helping HIV patients live longer lives. Today, several classes of prescribed HIV medications are available. HIV medications are effective if taken correctly.
Here are helpful tips while taking HIV medications: Take medication as prescribed, take medication at the same time daily, avoid eating foods that interact with HIV medication, avoid taking over-the-counter (OTC) and prescribed medications that interact with HIV medication, learn the side effects of the medication, use a latex condom during intercourse, and follow-up with your doctor regularly read the entire article
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