This Pride month join the fight against HIV

As we kick off Pride month, Task Force Executive Director Rea Carey has joined more than 35 executive directors across the nation to release a joint letter that commits them to re-engaging the LGBT community in the fight against HIV and AIDS. We hope you’ll join us by pledging to do your part in the fight against the HIV epidemic.

HIV and AIDS continue to ravage the LGBT community. Despite making up just two percent of the population, gay and bisexual men accounted for more than 63 percent of new HIV infections in 2010. Gay men are the only group in which HIV infections are increasing. In fact, it’s men of color who are most hard-hit. And according to data from our National Transgender Discrimination Survey, transgender people are four times more likely to have HIV with even higher rates for transgender people of color.

That’s why we need to protect and expand HIV treatment and prevention and fight to stop HIV criminalization at the federal, state and local level.

We urge you to get tested, know your status, and join the fight to end HIV.