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 is observed every year on May 19. Founded by the Banyan Tree Projectexternal icon, the purpose of this annual observance is to educate the public about the impact of HIV stigma among Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

Get Involved

Partners and organizations can use the Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign resources to highlight ways to reduce HIV stigma and promote testing and treatment for Asians, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders.

The Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign includes resources and partnerships aimed at stopping HIV stigma and promoting HIV testing, prevention, and treatment. This campaign is part of the national Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) Initiative.  Let’s Stop HIV Together empowers communities, partners on the ground, and healthcare providers to reduce stigma among all Americans, prevent HIV among the hardest-hit populations, and help people with HIV stay healthy.

Get the Word Out

Share these posts and the accompanying images on social media. If creating your own posts, we encourage you to incorporate #NAPIHAAD and #APIMay19 to get NAPIHAAD content trending. Be sure to follow us online for more resources and social media content.

Get Campaign Resources

Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign resources for Asians, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders.

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. We can help address stigma and discrimination by being intentional and thoughtful in how we talk about people, health, and experiences. Learn how you can do your part: http://bit.ly/2Berpau. #NAPIHAAD #APIMay19

Twitter: May 19 is Nat’l Asian & Pacific Islander #HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day devoted to eliminating #HIVstigma in API communities. We can help address stigma by being intentional & thoughtful in how we talk about people & health. Learn how: http://bit.ly/2Berpau. #NAPIHAAD #APIMay19

Instagram: May 19 is National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day devoted to eliminating HIV stigma in API communities. We can help address stigma and discrimination by being intentional and thoughtful in how we talk about people, health, and experiences. #NAPIHAAD #APIMay19 #HIVstigma #HIV

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

Facebook: May 19 is National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day to combat stigma in Asian and Pacific Islander communities and to encourage HIV testing, prevention and treatment. #NAPIHAAD #APIMay19 #StopHIVStigma http://bit.ly/2PKplyR

Twitter: May 19 is National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day to combat stigma in Asian and Pacific Islander communities and to encourage #HIV testing, prevention, and treatment. #NAPIHAAD #APIMay19 #StopHIVStigma http://bit.ly/2PKplyR

Instagram: May 19 is National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day to combat stigma in Asian and Pacific Islander communities and to encourage HIV testing, prevention, and treatment. #NAPIHAAD #APIMay19 #StopHIVStigma #HIV

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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/2xqBRNZ. #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/2xqBRNZ. #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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