National Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian) HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
March 20, 2011
March 20, 2011, is the fifth annual observance of National Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian) HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD). The purpose of this day is to increase awareness of HIV/AIDS in American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian 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, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders had the third highest rate and American Indians and Alaska Natives had the fourth highest rate of new HIV diagnoses compared to other racial and ethnic groups in 2009.
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 devoted to “Reducing HIV-Related Disparities” includes a section on research related to racial and ethnic populations.
The theme of 2011 NNHAAD is “A Celebration of Life.”
The links on this page provide information about NNHAAD and resources on HIV prevention, treatment, and research, including information specifically related to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians.
HIV/AIDS-Related Research and American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians
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 the Office of AIDS Research (OAR), NIH.
HIV/AIDS Research Related to American Indians and Alaska Natives: A collection of research articles published concerning HIV/AIDS and American Indians and Alaska Natives, from IHS.
Clinical Trials Related to HIV/AIDS in American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians: Studies seeking volunteers to participate in research related to HIV/AIDS and American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians, from the AIDSinfo clinical trial search. To help narrow your search for clinical trials, Live Help, 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 American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians: Research published concerning HIV/AIDS and Native Americans, from PubMed.gov.
HIV/AIDS Statistics for American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians
Information on HIV/AIDS, including critical issues related to HIV/AIDS care, from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA):
Health Characteristics of the American Indian or Alaska Native Adult Population: United States, 2004-2008: Report detailing health-related information and statistics, from the National Center for Health Statistics, CDC.
Statistics on the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Native American community, from the Office of Minority Health (OMH).
HIV/AIDS Surveillance by Race/Ethnicity: Slide set about the HIV/AIDS epidemic among various racial and ethnic groups, including Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians, from CDC.
HIV/AIDS Resources for American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians
Indian Health Service HIV/AIDS Program: Web site of the Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives, from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
National Library of Medicine HIV/AIDS Links for American Indians and Alaskan Natives: Links to information and resources related to HIV/AIDS and American Indians and Alaskan Natives, from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Specialized Information Services (SIS).
HIV/AIDS Health Topics for Specific Populations: Links to government resources about HIV/AIDS specifically for minorities, including American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Pacific Islanders, from AIDSinfo.
National Prevention Information Network (NPIN)-featured HIV/AIDS links to information and resources, from CDC NPIN:
Department of Veterans Affairs HIV/AIDS Resources for Native Americans: Links to information related to HIV/AIDS and the American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian population, from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.