HIV/AIDS Awareness Days

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
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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.

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The U.S. Government Observes National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Webpages:

HIV/AIDS-Related Research and American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians

FY 2018 Trans-NIH Plan for HIV-Related Research, 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. An overarching focus of NIH research is to better understand the relationship between HIV and race and ethnicity.

HIV/AIDS-Related Clinical Trials: Use the AIDSinfo clinical trials search tool to find studies in areas of HIV/AIDS research. Using the “Search by Category” feature, select from the "Specific Populations" drop down list to limit your search to studies related to HIV/AIDS and Native Americans. For help with your search, call AIDSinfo at 1-800-448-0440.

Published Research on HIV/AIDS and American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians:

Additional Information and Resources

From CDC:

From the Indian Health Service:

From the National Library of Medicine’s AIDSource:
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