National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Founded by the Banyan Tree Project and the San Francisco Community Health Center on May 19, 2005, the National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day raises awareness about the impact of HIV and AIDS-related stigma in Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities.
Although the API communities are the fastest growing minority group, HIV diagnoses in this group have remained stable. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the U.S. and dependent territories, most new HIV diagnoses in API communities were among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. Other segments of the API population in the U.S. who experienced new HIV diagnoses were women and people who inject drugs. However, stigma is a primary barrier to HIV testing and access to services in API Americans. Stigma related to HIV infection in API communities have created challenges regarding transmission, testing, and treatment. Intensified efforts are needed to support culturally tailored measures that meet the API communities’ HIV prevention, treatment, and care needs.
Browse the links on this page to learn more about National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and to find related information on HIV and AIDS specific to API communities.
The U.S. Government recognizes the National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Webpages
NIH Resources for HIV and AIDS-Related Research
- NIH Strategic Plan for HIV and HIV-Related Research (FY 2021—2025), from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of AIDS Research (OAR). The Plan describes NIH research priorities to prevent, treat, and eventually cure HIV/AIDS, including understanding the effects of race and ethnicity on HIV acquisition and care.
- Clinical Trials Related to HIV and AIDS: Research studies related to HIV and AIDS, from ClinicalTrials.gov. Call ClinicalInfo at 1-800-448-0440 for assistance with your clinical trial search.
Research Related to HIV and AIDS in Asians and Pacific Islanders
- Research within the past one year, from PubMed.gov.
- Research within the past one year, from the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC).