Prep for Pride and your Hot Girl Summer by taking care of your sexual health

Summer is such a special time as LGBTQ+ people and those of us living with and vulnerable to HIV celebrate with each other, and it’s important to make sure we’re also taking care of our sexual health along the way.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has up-to-date resources on their website for HIV and other STI testing, current information on mpox and COVID-19, as well as other potential health impacts on our communities. They have what you need to know about vaccines, boosters and timing. If you haven’t already received your vaccines, there’s information about that too.

Visit the CDC’s Summer 2023 web page for all the current information.

At both Annapolis Pride and Capital Pride in Washington, D.C., we were thrilled to be joined by our friends at the Bisexual Resource Center to talk about the intersections of HIV and bi+ health.

Together we’re working to break down the pervasive and harmful myths surrounding bisexuality and HIV — because the data consistently shows that bi+ people are disproportionately impacted by HIV, but receive very little resources tailored to their unique experiences.

Four people stand arm-in-arm in front of signs that read "Let's Stop HIV Together."

So, this Pride season, make sure to check out all these resources for testing, treatment and prevention and share them with your friends. If you visit, you can even order free, at-home HIV tests directly to you.

Find the AIDS United team next at Stomp Out HIV to mark National HIV Testing Day with our friends at Thrive Alabama. The event will be June 24 in Big Spring Park in Huntsville, Alabama, and it’s one you don’t want to miss.

Visit the Together Campaign’s website for even more resources about how we #StopHIVTogether.