Tuesday, September 27, is National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, according to a statement from the National Association of People With AIDS (NAPWA). The day was founded in 2008 by NAPWA to raise gay men’s awareness of the HIV epidemic and encourage them to be proactive about their health. Currently, at least 1.1 million Americans are living with HIV, and half of them are men who have sex with men. One in five American with HIV don’t know they are infected, and at least half of all new infections stem from people who don’t know their status.

To read the NAPWA statement, click here.