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HIV/AIDS Awareness Days

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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

February 7

The Strategic Leadership Council Exit Disclaimer directs, plans, and organizes NBHAAD with support from the CDC. The 2012 theme is "I am My Brother's/Sister's keeper: Fight HIV/AIDS".

Find posters, fact sheets, and events at Exit Disclaimer

View this video message from CDC’s Dr. Fenton. Visit the blog for posts about NBHAAD and learn more here.


National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 10

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, Office on Women's Health is the lead for this day.

Pres. Obama has established a Working Group on the Intersection of HIV/ AIDS, Violence Against Women and Girls, and Gender-related Health Disparities. Read more here.

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Learn about the new Take Charge. Take the Test. campaign to encourage African American women to get tested for HIV.


National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 20

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a collaborative effort between these organizations: Asian Pacific Islander Wellness Center Exit Disclaimer, CA7AE: HIV/AIDS Prevention Project Exit Disclaimer, Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board Exit Disclaimer, Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. Exit Disclaimer, and National Native American AIDS Prevention Center Exit Disclaimer.

Visit the NNHAAD site Exit Disclaimer to find posters, fact sheets and more.

Read the 2012 NNHAAD statement by Yvette Robideaux, M.D., M.P.H, Director, Indian Health Service.

To find and register your events visit the NNHAAD Community Events Map. Exit Disclaimer


HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

May 18

National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is the lead for this day.

NIAID’s HIV Vaccine Awareness Day web site contains many resources. Also visit to find local events and more resources.

Please read and share the 2012 HVAD press statement from Dr. Fauci, M.D., Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH (Also in Spanish).


National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

May 19

May 19 is National Asian and Pacific Islander (API) HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The Banyan Tree Project Exit Disclaimer—a national campaign to end the silence and shame surrounding HIV/AIDS in Asian and Pacific Islander communities—is the lead for this day. This year’s theme is “Saving face can't make you safe. Talk about HIV--for me, for you, for everyone.”

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Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

June 8

The National Planning Committee convened by Caribbean People International Collective, Inc. is the lead for the Day. Exit Disclaimer provides Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day facts, and other resources.

Find local events here. Exit Disclaimer

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National HIV Testing Day

June 27

This year’s theme is Take the Test. Take Control.

Read President Obama’s Statement on National HIV Testing Day.

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National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

September 18

The AIDS Institute Exit Disclaimer launched this day in 2008 and is the lead. The 2012 theme for NHAAAD is Aging is a part of life: HIV doesn’t have to be. Learn more about HIV and aging here.

Visit The AIDS Institute's NHAAAD page Exit Disclaimer to learn about the observance. Download posters (PPT 2.6MB)  to customize for your local events.  Share these resources now: fact sheet Exit Disclaimer (PDF 259KB), planning guide Exit Disclaimer (PDF 761KB), social media outreach guide Exit Disclaimer (PDF 117KB) and more.

Register your NHAAAD events here Exit Disclaimer  and visit The AIDS Institute's NHAAAD page Exit Disclaimer  to learn about local events.


National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

September 27

The National Association of People with AIDS Exit Disclaimer (NAPWA) is the lead organizer for this day which was launched in 2008.

For more information about this day Exit Disclaimer including resources to plan local events, visit Exit Disclaimer. Follow NAPWA on Twitter Exit Disclaimer.

Download this CDC fact sheet on HIV among gay and bisexual men (PDF 483 KB) and other resources from CDC.


National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

October 15

The Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA) Exit Disclaimer, the Hispanic Federation and many other organizations organize this day.

Find NLAAD resources at Exit Disclaimer, including posters, graphics, PSAs and themed materials.

Read CDC’s feature on HIV and Latinos.

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World AIDS Day

December 1

The World Health Organization established World AIDS Day in 1988. World AIDS Campaign is the leading international organization which plans and implements the observance.

See how individuals and communities participated in the Facing AIDS photo campaign.

Visit Exit Disclaimer for brochures, images, and other information for the day.

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