May 19: National HIV Awareness Day
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. On this day, 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.
Other Awareness DaysNational 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:
February 7: National Black AIDS Awareness Day
March 10: National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
March 20: National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
May 18: HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
June 8: Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
June 27: National HIV Testing Day
September 18: National HIV/AIDS & Aging Awareness Day
September 27: National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
October 15: National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
December 1: World AIDS Day