IHS Observes World AIDS Day 2022 with Release of Indigenous HIV/AIDS Syndemic Strategy, Lived Experience Videos & More

Content From: HIV.govPublished: December 02, 20221 min read



There are important resources from the Indian Health Service (IHS) released in recognition of World AIDS Day.

  1. The National HIV/AIDS Program for the Indian Health Service (IHS) coordinated the release of the Indigenous HIV/AIDS Syndemic Strategy:  Weaving Together the National HIV, STI, and Viral Hepatitis PlansExit Disclaimer (PDF, 362MB), referred to as the Indigi-HAS. It was developed in consultation with every part of Indian Country, complements the existing National HIV/AIDS Strategy, and contains additional very specific pieces important to Indigenous communities.
  1. IHS also released a blog highlighting the seven tribal and urban Indian organizations that received funding from cooperative agreements to work toward eliminating HIV, HCV and STIs.
  1. OURStory features Indigenous community members’ profiles and includes intergenerational individuals. Through the tradition of storytelling, OURStory aims to: (1) increase HIV knowledge and awareness about prevention, (2) promote early diagnosis, (3) increase access to treatment for HIV, (4) stimulate discussion of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake for HIV prevention, (5) address stigma barriers, and (6) document and preserve stories for future generations. Watch a videoExit Disclaimer from the OURStory video series.