One of the key achievements of the Banyan Tree Project to date is the establishment of National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on May 19th. This day is officially recognized by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The first National Awareness Day was held in 2005. Each year, this day is commemorated with events around the country designed to promote the Banyan Tree Project goals.
Organizations around the country dedicated to providing HIV/AIDS services to A&PIs host events in their communities to raise awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS-related stigma.
Here are some highlights from May 19, 2010:
National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is one of eleven federally recognized HIV/AIDS Awareness Days that happen throughout the year. In recognition of National A&PI HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has created a National HIV/AIDS Observance Days Web site.
We actively partner in promoting these other awareness days and their activities. To find out more about a specific awareness day, please click below. (Links lead to agencies or organizations that coordinate that particular awareness day.)
The other awareness days, in calendar order, are: