Hard to believe in some corners but the first day of spring –March 20 – is almost here.
March 20 is also the annual observance of National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD). (You can learn more about why the first day of spring was chosen for NNHAAD).
The day highlights the impact of HIV among Native populations, be they American Indian, Native Hawaiian, or Alaska Natives. The community-led collaborative partnership that plans the observance has announced the 2017 theme: “Unity in CommUnity, Stand Strong to Prevent HIV.”
To support your involvement in this observance, we’ve rounded up some HIV-specific digital communication tools.
From Indian Health Service, the leading agency responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives:
- Video resources: Facing HIV/AIDS in Native Communities (and don’t miss the other videos on this page)
- Share the IHS online training modules
- Read about the IHS National HIV/AIDS Program
- Like Indian Health Service on Facebook
From the NNHAAD collaborative partners :
- Instagram images
- Event listings
- NNHAAD on Facebook
- NNHAAD on Instagram
- Hashtag: use #NNHAAD
- Basic HIV information
- HIV Testing Sites & Care Services Locator
- NNHAAD badge code
Act Against AIDS is a national effort to raise awareness about HIV and its impact on the lives of all Americans, including American Indians and Alaska Natives. Resources include:
- Shana’s Story: mother, grandmother and public speaker, living with HIV since 1993. [PDF – 428 KB]
- Sharon’s Story: living with HIV since 1999 [PDF – 565 KB]
- Tommy’s Story: friend, brother and Cherokee/Lumbee living with HIV since 1985. [PDF – 3.97 MB]
- Shana’s Story
- Tommy’s Story
Please watch each of these partners on March 20 and beyond for additional communication resources. The AIDS.gov blog will continue to report on the national HIV/AIDS observances this Spring and beyond. We encourage you to subscribe now .
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