National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (May 19)

Posted May 18, 2022

NAPIHAAD Promo Image National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (May 19)

In the United States, Asian Pacific Islanders (APIs) show the highest growth rate in new HIV cases nationally (17%), with more than 80% of those new infections being in APA men. Learn more about Asian Pacific Americans (APAs) and HIV from our capacity building partners, the Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment Services (CHIPTS), with their post on NAPIHAAD 2021. Combatting HIV stigma in API communities is crucial, and this year’s National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NAPIHAAD), we recognize the impact of social determinants of health and cultural factors such as stigma, language barriers, and discrimination as challenges to HIV treatment and prevention. Let’s work to combat stigma and increase HIV screening, prevention, and treatment services among API communities.

Pacific AETC resources on API communities and HIV:

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Learn more with the HIV Learning Network’s Culturally-Based Programs to Improve Engagement and Health Outcomes: Addressing Stigma for Native Hawaiian with HIV. This presentation was giving on April 23 @ Noon (Pacific) by Malulani Orton, Native Hawaiian Medical Case Manager, Hawai`I Health & Harm Reduction Center.

Check out upcoming #NAPIHAAD related events from our partners:


In honor of NAPIHAAD, CHIPT’s next Ending the HIV Epidemic Regional Learning Collaborative on Tuesday, May 24 from 10 AM – 11:30 AM PT will discuss strategies and approaches to tackle HIV in Asian and Pacific Islander communities!

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Join Valley AIDS Council on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 11:00 am CT for their FREE webinar National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Check out the following statistics on social determinants of health and HIV among APIs from

  • In 2018, 13.3% of the U.S. population were living in poverty, compared to the 10.8% of Asian people and 16.7% of Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders.
  • In the same year, 8.9% of the U.S. population were uninsured, compared to the 6.3% of Asian people and 10.6% of Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders.


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