National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day #NNHAAD2024
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National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day #NNHAAD2024

March 20

It’s All Relative, Our Experience Makes a Difference.

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 2024 observance is recognized on March 20th.

The theme for 2024 is “It’s All Relative, Our Experience Makes a Difference.” This theme acknowledges the invaluable contribution of Native communities in ending the HIV epidemic, underscoring the significance of Native visibility in national HIV strategies and funding opportunities.

The National Native HIV NetworkExit Disclaimer plans the observance each year. The observance is a national mobilization effort designed to encourage American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians across the United States and Territorial Areas to become educated, get tested, engage in prevention, and seek treatment 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 storytelling 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 2024 by visiting www.nnhaad.orgExit Disclaimer, following NNHAAD on FacebookExit Disclaimer and InstagramExit Disclaimer, and following #NNHAAD2024.

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Federal Resources

Know More Hepatitis

Read about the Indian Health Service HIV/AIDS Program.

CDC’s Let’s Stop HIV Together (Together) campaign is the national campaign of the Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) initiative and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. Together is an evidence-based campaign created in English and Spanish. It aims to empower communities, partners, and health care providers to reduce HIV stigma and promote HIV testing, prevention, and treatment.

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.



A Toolkit for Advancing the Uptake and Use of PrEP in Indian Country

Check out these toolkits from The National Indian Health Board, funded by Indian Health Service through the Minority HIV/AIDS Fund.