May 19: National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is observed annually on May 19 and brings attention to the impact of HIV in this population.
We encourage all of the HIV community to recognize this observance. Here are some ways you could take action.
- Use HIV.gov’s pages on HIV basics to share the facts about HIV, to help raise HIV awareness, and to focus on the importance of HIV testing, stigma and its effects.
- Join the conversation on social media with the hashtag #APIMay19Exit Disclaimer.
- Read and share CDC’s fact sheet on HIV and Asian and Pacific Islanders.
- Connect your family, friends and loved ones with services—including HIV testing, mental health services, housing and more—using the HIV Testing Sites and Care Services Locator and just the five digits of a ZIP code.
For more information, visit the HIV.gov observance day page and catch up on the National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day related posts on the HIV.gov blog.
IMPORTANT news for all of us about Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America. Visit the HIV.gov page about the Plan and sign up for the listserv. Please see the recent HHS announcement “Trump Administration Secures Historic Donation of Billions of Dollars in HIV Prevention Drugs.”