National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NAPIHAAD) is a day dedicated to educating the public about the impact HIV stigma has on the Asian and Pacific Islander communities.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that only 28% of Asian Americans and 43% of Pacific Islanders have reported ever being tested for HIV, some of the lowest rates of testing. For this year’s NAPIHAAD, we must recognize that ending the HIV epidemic is a collective effort. Everyone can help reduce HIV stigma and promote access to culturally and linguistically competent HIV testing, prevention, and treatment services within the API community.
For NAPIHAAD, get involved and help end the nation’s HIV epidemic in the API community:
- EDUCATE FAMILY AND FRIENDS: View our local statistics to see how HIV impacts your community.
- LEARN MORE: Check out CDC’s pages on HIV among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders to learn the prevention challenges and the work the CDC is doing.
- GET TESTED: Visit AIDSVu.org/testing to find a testing site near you.
- FIND PrEP PROVIDERS: Use AIDSVu’s PrEP locator to find a local PrEP provider.