National Asian and Pacific Islander (API) HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
May 19, 2011
May 19, 2011, is the seventh annual observance of National Asian and Pacific Islander (API) HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The purpose of this day is to increase awareness of HIV/AIDS in the Asian and Pacific Islander communities.
According to the 2009 HIV Surveillance Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the 40 states with confidential name-based HIV reporting, from 2006 to 2009 the rate of new HIV diagnoses increased among Asians and decreased among Pacific Islanders.
Each year, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of AIDS Research (OAR) develops a Trans-NIH Plan for HIV-Related Research. The section of the FY 2011 Plan titled “Reducing HIV-Related Disparities” includes a section on research related to racial and ethnic populations.
The links on this page provide information about National API HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and resources on HIV prevention, treatment, and research, including information specifically related to Asians and Pacific Islanders.
HIV/AIDS-Related Research and Asians and Pacific Islanders
FY 2011 Trans-NIH Plan for HIV-Related Research: Comprehensive plan for all NIH HIV/AIDS-related research for 2011. One of the priorities of the plan is research related to specific racial and ethnic populations and HIV-related disparities. From OAR, NIH.
HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials: Studies seeking volunteers to participate in clinical research, provided by the AIDSinfo clinical trials search. To help narrow your search for clinical trials, Live Chat, a service of AIDSinfo, is available to provide one-on-one assistance via the Internet. Assistance from AIDSinfo is also available by calling 800-448-0440.
Research on HIV/AIDS Related to Asians and Pacific Islanders: Research published concerning HIV/AIDS and Asians and Pacific Islanders, from PubMed.gov.