Recognizing Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders as part of Native American Heritage MonthPosted November 13, 2021
We continue to celebrate Native American Heritage Month by highlighting the peoples indigenous to Hawai’i and the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands. This includes the Native Hawaiian, Samoan, Guamanian or Chamorro, Mariana Islander, Saipanese, Yapanese, Chuukese, Pohnpeian, Kosraean, Marshallese, and I-Kiribat populations.
Although Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders (NHOPI) account for a very small percentage of new HIV diagnoses in the United States (US) and dependent areas, HIV affects NHOPI in ways that are not always apparent because of their small population size. In 2018, NHOPI made up 0.2% of the US population. Check out this CDC page to get the latest data on HIV among NHOPI, learn about the prevention challenges that some face, and discover the progress being made.
Through direct, on-site training, and multi-platform distance learning methods, Pacific AETC-HIAPI bridges the enormous distances of the region to strengthen HIV clinical care, testing, and prevention efforts for native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. Learn more about the work of Pacific AETC-HIAPI.
Learn more about HIV among NHOPI communities below:
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