Talking About National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Content From: HIV.govPublished: May 08, 20173 min read


The May 2017 calendar includes multiple national health observances. Many people in the HIV community are getting ready for the May 19th observance of National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Today, we offer some resources -- and digital and informational resources from the planning lead in the community and our federal partners -- to help you get ready to mark the day.

Where’s the logo?

We’ve posted the observance day logo on our National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day page. Don’t miss the additional resources and links that we’ve curated there for your use – and watch for additional resources.

Where’s the poster?

The planning lead for this observance is the Banyan Tree ProjectExit Disclaimer.  Visit their site for posters – in multiple languages --  and for other tools useful for your communication now through May 19.

What’s the hashtag?

In a word, it’s #APIMay19Exit Disclaimer. Whether you’re on Twitter, Instagram or other digital platforms, using #APIMay19 connects your communication with other tweets and other digital conversation. And remember, if you’re not sure about using hashtags or want to focus your digital communication, our team is ready to help. Book your Virtual Office Hours appointment here for a help session based on your digital needs.

Where can I learn about HIV among Asian and Pacific Islanders?

We encourage you to visit the awareness day page and the CDC feature page. And, do you know that National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is observed during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month? You may also want to check out this Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month web feature from the HHS Office on Minority Health.

How can I promote HIV testing?

Please visit and share our HIV Testing Sites & Care Services Locator. By entering your zip code, you can find nearby testing and other services. Adding the Locator to your site can support this important message: Know your HIV status and get the care and treatment you need.

What are the basic facts about HIV that I can share?

One of the most visited sections of the site is our HIV/AIDS Basics section. We’ve got clear explanations of what HIV and AIDS are, and we explain HIV testing and talk about HIV prevention. And for those people just diagnosed with HIV, we have information on what to do next. Two more trusted sources are the CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention  and its Act Against AIDS campaign resources.

 Where can I find information about Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)?

The Basics section succinctly explains PrEP, and speaks about effectiveness, safety, and more. CDC’s PrEP resource page provide extensive information for consumers and health care providers.