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National Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian) HIV/AIDS Awareness Day


March 21, 2007



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The first National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD) will be observed on March 21, 2007. The purpose of NNHAAD is to build capacity and increase awareness, participation, and support for HIV prevention, testing, care, and treatment among American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian populations.

The number of people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in the United States continues to decrease; however, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 2005 HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report, the Native American Indian population has the third highest rate of HIV/AIDS diagnoses per population size, behind African Americans and Hispanics. 

To increase awareness of the spread of HIV/AIDS in Native communities, AIDSinfo has provided several links to information related to NNHAAD, including HIV/AIDS-related fact sheets and other resources about treatment, prevention, research, and statistical information for the American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities. 


National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Sites

Office of Minority Health's National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Web Site: In recognition of National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services created this Web site to emphasize the importance of increasing HIV/AIDS awareness and to provide useful resources to Native communities.

Spotlight - National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Web page designed to commemorate National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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AIDSinfo Resources

Adult and Adolescent HIV/AIDS Treatment Guidelines: Guidelines for the use of antiretroviral agents in the treatment of HIV infected adults and adolescents. 

Perinatal HIV/AIDS Treatment Guidelines: Guidelines for the use of antiretroviral agents in the treatment of pregnant HIV infected women.

Pediatric HIV/AIDS Treatment Guidelines: Guidelines for the use of antiretroviral agents in the treatment of HIV infected children. 

HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Information: Database of clinical trials designed to help patients and health care providers locate trials studying HIV/AIDS.

HIV/AIDS Drug Information: Database of fact sheets on HIV/AIDS-related drugs.

HIV/AIDS Fact Sheets: Fact sheets and booklets that supplement the HIV/AIDS treatment guidelines and are written in plain language.

Glossary of HIV/AIDS-Related Terms: Comprehensive glossary of HIV/AIDS terminology.

HIV/AIDS Vaccine Information: Provides links to HIV vaccine clinical trials as well as fact sheets about therapeutic and preventive HIV vaccines. 


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Native American HIV/AIDS Resources

American Indian Health Topics - HIV/AIDS: List of HIV/AIDS-related resources for American Indian communities. Provided by the National Library of Medicine.

Indian Health Service: Web site of the Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives. Part of the Department of Health and Human Services.

American Indians and Alaskan Natives: List of online resources compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Prevention Information Network about HIV/AIDS in American Indian and Native Alaskan communities.

American Indian/Alaska Natives - HIV/AIDS: Information and useful links about American Indian and Alaska Native women from WomensHealth.gov.

Clinician's Guide - Working with Native Americans Living with HIV: Guide for caregivers on cultural challenges in dealing with HIV/AIDS in Native American populations.


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Ongoing Research in Native American Community

FY 2007 NIH Plan for HIV-Related Research - Racial and Ethnic Minorities: Comprehensive plan for HIV-related research across all of the National Institutes of Health for fiscal year 2007. This section of the plan focuses on research in minority populations, including Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. Developed by the Office of AIDS Research.

FY 2008 Trans-NIH Plan for HIV-Related Research - Racial and Ethnic Minorities: Comprehensive plan for HIV-related research across all of the National Institutes of Health for fiscal year 2008. This section of the plan focuses on research in minority populations, including Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. Developed by the Office of AIDS Research.

National Library of Medicine's Journal citations: List of scientific journal articles about Native Americans and HIV/AIDS.

Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities Training Opportunities: Educational training opportunities for individuals interested in the area of minority health.


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Native American HIV/AIDS Statistics

HIV/AIDS Among American Indians and Alaska Natives: Fact sheet that discusses transmission statistics, risk factors, and prevention of HIV/AIDS as they relate to the American Indian and Alaska Native community. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

HIV/AIDS Among Asians and Pacific Islanders: Fact sheet that discusses transmission statistics, risk factors, and prevention of HIV/AIDS as they relate to Asian and Pacific Islander communities. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

HIV/AIDS and American Indians/Alaska Natives: Fact sheet detailing HIV/AIDS statistics in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. From the Office of Minority Health.

HIV/AIDS and Asians and Pacific Islanders: Fact sheet detailing HIV/AIDS statistics in Asian and Pacific Islander communities. From the Office of Minority Health.

HIV/AIDS Among American Indians/Alaska Natives: Fact sheet with statistics on HIV/AIDS among American Indians and Alaska Natives and information on what people can do about HIV/AIDS. From the Leadership Campaign on AIDS.

American Indians, Alaska Natives, and HIV/AIDS in the United States: Fact sheet with more statistical information from the Health Resources and Services Administration.


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Native American Health Disparities

Native American and Alaska Native HIV/AIDS Information: Links about Native Americans and HIV/AIDS. Provided by the National Library of Medicine's Specialized Information Services.

American Indian & Alaska Native (AI/AN) Populations: Details about Health Disparities in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. From the Office of Minority Health.

Health Disparities Affecting Minorities - American Indian/Alaska Native: Fact sheet with information on health disparities among American Indians and Alaska Natives. Also available as a printable brochure suitable for distribution. Provided by the Center's for Disease Control and Prevention.

Health Disparities Affecting Minorities - Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders: Information on health disparities among Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. Also available as a printable brochure suitable for distribution. Provided by the Center's for Disease Control and Prevention. 

8th Annual Circle of Harmony HIV/AIDS Wellness Conference: Conference to be held March 19-22 in Albuquerque, NM that will provide an overview on the process of healing and wellness, and focus on prevention of HIV/AIDS transmission, prevention strategies for groups at risk, and drug abuse. This year's theme is "25 Years of HIV/AIDS: Don't Stop Now - A New Day,  New Dawn." Online registration available. 


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