Resources for National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2018 (March 20)

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD) is a national mobilization effort designed to encourage Natives (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 and AIDS.

HIV awareness and consistent, widespread access to stigma-free HIV testing is especially important in Native communities, because as many as 26% of the American Indian and Alaska Native people living with HIV infection do not know it. People who don’t know that they are living with HIV don’t seek the medical care available to support them in living a healthy, full life. In contrast, people who know that they’re HIV positive can protect their health and take action to prevent spreading the virus to others.

Population of Focus: American Indian and Alaska Native

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Date: 2018