National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD)
March 20, 2014 marks the eighth annual National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day to increase awareness of the impact of HIV/AIDS on American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians, and to encourage HIV testing and honor and reduce stigma among those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS under the theme of, “Honor our ancestors! Protect our people! Take the test!”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2010, 3,194 American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) have been diagnosed with HIV and 1,696 with AIDS. An estimated 4,890 AI/ANs are living with HIV/AIDS. Fifty-nine percent (59%) of AI/AN have never been tested for HIV.
Materials for Downloading:
- NNHAAD Toolkit (PDF: 3MB/53 pages)
- NNHAAD 2014 poster (PDF: 441KB/1 page)
- NNHAAD 2013 postcard (PDF: 749KB/2 pages)
- NNHAAD 2013 poster - large (PDF: 616KB/1 page)
- NNHAAD 2012 poster - small (PDF: 178KB/1 page)
- Governor's Proclamation 2014: National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (PDF: 136KB/1 page)
- "Honor our Seventh Generation" Poster (PDF: 1MB/1 page)
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