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March 20

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day was first observed in 2007. This day is observed on the first day of Spring each year. The 2020 observance was recognized on March 20th.

The 2020 theme was “Resiliency + Action: Ending the HIV Epidemic in Native Communities.

The National Native HIV Network plans the observance each year.

Event Planning Guide      Social Media Kit

Awareness Days Calendar Card (PDF 1.39 MB)

Find HIV Testing and Other Services

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Use the HIV Testing Sites & Care Services Locator. Add the locator to your site.

Learn about Ready, Set, PrEP, a nationwide program that makes PrEP medications that provides access to PrEP medications at no cost to people who qualify.

Visit https://gettested.cdc.gov/.

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National Native HIV and AIDS Awareness Day

Visit the NNHAAD site for materials.

Use and share the Network’s 2020 poster (11”x17”) (PDF, 2.6 MB). Learn more about the poster (PDF, 115 KB).

Visit this page to download an e-banner.

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Federal Resources

Know More Hepatitis

Read about the Indian Health Service HIV/AIDS Program.

Use the CDC’s Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign resources to fight stigma.

Read this CDC feature about NNHAAD.

Share these videos from CDC:

Learn about the Epidemic

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Learn the HIV Basics. Know the Facts, Take Care of Yourself.

Get fact sheets and other resources.

View “Positively Native”, a new short film on HIV stigma, and share the toolkit from the Urban Indian Health Institute.

Use Digital Communication

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Get Involved

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Register for the March 20th “National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Discussionwebinar offered by the Legacy Project at noon (Eastern). Presenters will address the importance of community inclusion and consultation for providers and researchers partnering with Native Americans and Native Alaskans impacted by HIV and other health disparities.