National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day was first observed in 2007. This day is observed on the first day of Spring each year. The 2023 observance is recognized on March 20th.
The theme for 2023 is “Weaving Our Horizon: Strength. CommUnity. Equity.”
The National Native HIV NetworkExit Disclaimer plans the observance each year. The observance is a national mobilization effort designed to encourage Native people (American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians) across the United States and Territorial Areas to get educated, get tested, get involved in prevention, and get treated for HIV.
You can learn more about HISstory, HERstory, THEIRstory, OURstory: Sorytelling as Resilience, an initiative aimed at increasing awareness and knowledge of HIV and breaking down the barriers of HIV/AIDS stigma in indigenous communities through the tradition of story telling here.
To support the development of comprehensive solutions to end the HIV epidemic in Indian Country, the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, alongside the Indian Health Service National HIV Program, and other partners, created The Indigenous HIV/AIDS Syndemic Strategy: Weaving Together the National HIV, STI, and Viral Hepatitis PlansExit Disclaimer. This document contains emerging practices, existing initiatives, as well as traditional Indigenous knowledge that can be used by Tribal decision-makers to develop community-tailored interventions that address the syndemics of HIV, STIs, and viral hepatitis.
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Learn about the Epidemic
Check out these toolkits from The National Indian Health Board, funded by Indian Health Service through the Minority HIV/AIDS Fund.
Use Digital Communication
Change first paragraph to read: Use the hashtag #NNHAAD. Other hashtags in play include #ZeroIsPossibleTogether and #NativeHIV.
Watch this Facebook Live video for tips on using social media for HIV/AIDS observances.
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