Resources for National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2020
With the arrival of spring this Friday, March 20, we observe National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD). This year’s NNHAAD theme is Resiliency + Action: Ending the HIV Epidemic in Native Communities.
The National Native HIV NetworkExit Disclaimer coordinates this observance, and you can find out how you can get involved in changing the impact of HIV in Native communities on their Facebook pageExit Disclaimer and HIV.gov.
Throughout the week, we will share information and resources to help you learn more about efforts to address HIV in Indian Country and plan your own NNHAAD activities.
Ending the HIV Epidemic in Indian Country
Since President Trump announced Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America (EHE) in 2019, the Indian Health Service (IHS) has been a key part of national efforts to address HIV by leveraging tools, data, leadership and partnerships to focus efforts and achieve results. Learn more on the IHS website.
PrEP for Prevention
Ready, Set, PrEP is a key component of EHE. Ready, Set, PrEP is a nationwide program that makes PrEP medications available at no cost to individuals who lack prescription drug coverage. The program will expand access to PrEP medications, reduce new HIV infections, and bring us one step closer to ending the HIV epidemic in the United States.