March 20, 2018
March 20 marks National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a time to recognize the impact of HIV/AIDS on American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians (collectively referred to as Native people). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 1 in 5 American Indians and Alaska Natives who were living with HIV in 2013 were unaware of their HIV-positive status. Thus National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is set aside each year to promote HIV education and testing in Native communities.
Browse the links on this page to learn more about National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and how HIV/AIDS is affecting Native communities.