National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day #NNHAAD
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National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day #NNHAAD

March 20
2023 Theme

Weaving Our Horizon: Strength. CommUnity. Equity.

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. March 20, 2022

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 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.

You can stay updated on NNHAAD 2023 by visiting www.nnhaad.orgExit Disclaimer, following NNHAAD on FacebookExit Disclaimer and InstagramExit Disclaimer, and following #NNHAAD.

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National Native HIV and AIDS Awareness Day

Visit the NNHAAD siteExit Disclaimer for materials.

Use and share the Network’s 2021 poster (11”x17”)Exit Disclaimer. Visit this pageExit Disclaimer for other NNHAAD graphics.

Copy the Badge Code: <a href="/events/awareness-days/native"><img src="" alt="National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Logo" width="150" height="150" class="wad-images" style=" padding: 10px;" /></a>

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 sheet s and other resources.

View “Positively Native”, a new short film on HIV stigma, and share the toolkitExit Disclaimer (PDF, 1.4 MB) from the Urban Indian Health Institute.

Use Digital Communication

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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.

Watch these short videos