National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – May 19

National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - May 19

National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NAPIHAAD) is observed annually on May 19. Founded by the Banyan Tree Projectexternal icon, NAPIHAAD educates the public about the impact of HIV stigma among Asian and Pacific Islander people.

Get Involved

You can raise awareness of HIV stigma among Asian and Pacific Islander people and provide information on prevention, testing, and treatment using Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign resources for Asian people and Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander people.

Let’s Stop HIV Together aims to empower communities, partners, and healthcare providers to reduce HIV stigma and promote prevention, testing, and treatment. With campaign resources, you can play a role in preventing HIV and helping people with HIV stay healthy. The Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign is part of the national Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) initiative.

Get the Word Out

Share these posts and images on social media tagging #APIMay19, #NAPIHAAD, and #StopHIVTogether leading up to NAPIHAAD and on the day of the observance, May 19.

Looking for more social media content? Follow us online and visit our Let’s Stop HIV Together Social Media Toolkits for messages to use anytime!

Get Campaign Resources

Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign resources for Asian people and Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander people

Social Media Resources

National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - May 19

Use these sample messages prior to May 19 to lead up to National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Facebook: May 19 is National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day devoted to eliminating HIV stigma in API communities. Learn more about the impact of HIV on these populations: https://bit.ly/3gfhsPG and https://bit.ly/3djLa4q. #NAPIHAAD #APIMay19 #StopHIVTogether

Twitter: May 19 is National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day devoted to eliminating HIV stigma in API communities. Learn more about the impact of HIV on these populations: https://bit.ly/3gfhsPG and https://bit.ly/3djLa4q. #NAPIHAAD #APIMay19 #StopHIVTogether

Instagram: May 19 is National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day devoted to eliminating HIV stigma in API communities. #NAPIHAAD #APIMay19 #StopHIVTogether

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Día Nacional de Concientización sobre el VIH/SIDA entre las Personas Asiáticas y Nativas

Facebook: El 19 de mayo es el Día Nacional de Concientización sobre el VIH/SIDA entre las Personas Asiáticas y Nativas de las Islas del Pacífico, un día dedicado a eliminar el estigma por el VIH en estas comunidades. Aprende más sobre el impacto del VIH en estas poblaciones: https://bit.ly/3gfhsPG y https://bit.ly/3djLa4q. #NAPIHAAD #APIMay19 #DetengamosJuntosElVIH

Twitter: 9 de mayo: Día Nacional de Concientización sobre el VIH/SIDA entre Personas Asiáticas y Nativas de las Islas del Pacífico, dedicado a eliminar el estigma por el VIH: https://bit.ly/3gfhsPG y https://bit.ly/3djLa4q. #NAPIHAAD #APIMay19 #DetengamosJuntosElVIH

 Instagram: El 19 de mayo es el Día Nacional de Concientización sobre el VIH/SIDA entre las Personas Asiáticas y Nativas de las Islas del Pacífico, un día dedicado a eliminar el estigma por el VIH en estas comunidades. #NAPIHAAD #APIMay19 #DetengamosJuntosElVIH

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National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - May 19

Use these sample messages on National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, May 19.

Facebook: Today is National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day to combat stigma in Asian and Pacific Islander communities. When we reduce HIV stigma and promote prevention, testing, and treatment, we can #StopHIVTogether. https://bit.ly/3djO1ds #NAPIHAAD #APIMay19

Twitter: Today is National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day to combat stigma in Asian and Pacific Islander communities. When we reduce HIV stigma and promote prevention, testing, and treatment, we can #StopHIVTogether. https://bit.ly/3djO1ds #NAPIHAAD #APIMay19

Instagram: Today is National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day to combat stigma in Asian and Pacific Islander communities. When we reduce HIV stigma and promote prevention, testing, and treatment, we can #StopHIVTogether #NAPIHAAD #APIMay19

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Día Nacional de Concientización sobre el VIH/SIDA entre las Personas Asiáticas y Nativas

Facebook: Hoy es el Día Nacional de Concientización sobre el VIH/SIDA entre las Personas Asiáticas y Nativas de las Islas del Pacífico, un día para luchar contra el estigma entre las comunidades asiáticas y de las Islas del Pacifico. #DetengamosJuntosElVIH para reducir el estigma y promover la prevención, las pruebas y el tratamiento del VIH. https://bit.ly/32Audwv #NAPIHAAD #APIMay19

Twitter: Hoy es el Día Nacional de Concientización sobre el VIH/SIDA entre Personas Asiáticas y Nativas de las Islas del Pacífico. #DetengamosJuntosElVIH al combatir el estigma y promover prevención, pruebas y tratamiento. https://bit.ly/32Audwv #NAPIHAAD #APIMay19

 Instagram: Hoy es el Día Nacional de Concientización sobre el VIH/SIDA entre las Personas Asiáticas y Nativas de las Islas del Pacífico, un día para luchar contra el estigma entre las comunidades asiáticas y de las Islas del Pacifico. #DetengamosJuntosElVIH para reducir el estigma y promover la prevención, las pruebas y el tratamiento del VIH. #NAPIHAAD #APIMay19


The words we use matter. Know how to talk about HIV to avoid stigma. Let's Stop HIV Together. #StopHIVStigma

Facebook: We can help #StopHIVStigma in Asian and Pacific Islander communities by being intentional and thoughtful in how we talk about people, health, and experiences. Learn how you can do your part: https://bit.ly/32wyOQl. #NAPIHAAD #APIMay19 #StopHIVTogether

Twitter: We can help #StopHIVStigma in Asian and Pacific Islander communities by being intentional and thoughtful in how we talk about people, health, and experiences. Learn how you can do your part: https://bit.ly/32wyOQl. #NAPIHAAD #APIMay19 #StopHIVTogether

Instagram: We can help #StopHIVStigma in Asian and Pacific Islander communities by being intentional and thoughtful in how we talk about people, health, and experiences. #NAPIHAAD #APIMay19 #StopHIVTogether

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Photo of an Asian American man. "I do my part by talking about HIV among my friends and making going to get tested every 3 months a social norm. I believe that we can end the stigma just by simply talking about it on the regular." Jason Tran. Buena Park, CA. Talk testing.

Facebook: HIV stigma can keep people from getting tested for HIV. This National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, help #StopHIVStigma in Asian and Pacific Islander communities and start talking about testing. Learn about self-test options: https://bit.ly/3gft2uu. #NAPIHAAD #APIMay19 #StopHIVTogether

Twitter: HIV stigma can keep people from getting tested for HIV. This #NAPIHAAD, help #StopHIVStigma in Asian and Pacific Islander communities and start talking about testing. Learn about self-test options: https://bit.ly/3gft2uu. #APIMay19 #StopHIVTogether

Instagram: HIV stigma can keep people from getting tested for HIV. This National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, help #StopHIVStigma in Asian and Pacific Islander communities and start talking about testing, including self-testing options. #NAPIHAAD #APIMay19 #StopHIVTogether

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Photo of an Asian American man. "I do my part by talking about HIV among my friends and making going to get tested every 3 months a social norm. I believe that we can end the stigma just by simply talking about it on the regular." Jason Tran. Buena Park, CA. Talk testing.

Facebook: How can we prevent HIV in Asian and Pacific Islander communities? We can start talking about HIV prevention options like condoms and PrEP, about testing, and about medicines that treat HIV: https://bit.ly/3gd8Wke. #NAPIHAAD #APIMay19 #StartTalkingHIV

Twitter: How can we prevent HIV in Asian and Pacific Islander communities? We can start talking about HIV prevention options like condoms and PrEP, about testing, and about medicines that treat #HIV: https://bit.ly/3gd8Wke. #NAPIHAAD #APIMay19 #StartTalkingHIV

Instagram: How can we prevent HIV in Asian and Pacific Islander communities? We can start talking about HIV prevention options like condoms and PrEP, about testing, and about medicines that treat HIV. #NAPIHAAD #APIMay19 #StartTalkingHIV #TalkTesting #TalkCondoms #TalkUndetectable #HIV

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