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National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day


May 19, 2013



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May 19 is National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The purpose of this annual observance is to break the silence about HIV/AIDS in Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day was founded by the Banyan Tree Project, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The goal of the project is to stop HIV/AIDS-related stigma in Asian and Pacific Islander communities. In the words of the Banyan Tree Project, “… this type of discrimination prevents A&PIs [Asians and Pacific Islanders] from getting tested for HIV and from getting health care and other services they need to stay healthy.” On May 19, organizations and individuals across the United States will join with the Banyan Tree Project to encourage education and action to reduce the burden of HIV/AIDS in Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

AIDSinfo invites you to browse the links on this page to learn more about National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and find related information.


The U.S. Government Observes National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Message about National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day by Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH, Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Webpages
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HIV/AIDS-Related Research and Asians and Pacific Islanders

FY 2013 Trans-NIH Plan for HIV-Related Research
Comprehensive plan for all National Institutes of Health (NIH) HIV/AIDS-related research for 2013, from the Office of AIDS Research (OAR), NIH. Various priorities for reducing HIV-related disparities that affect racial and ethnic minority communities are included in the section on Reducing HIV-Related Disparities.

Published research on HIV/AIDS and Asians and Pacific Islanders:

HIV/AIDS-related clinical trials:


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Additional Information Related to HIV/AIDS and Asians and Pacific Islanders


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