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2019 National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV-AIDS Awareness Day (May 19)

The 15th annual National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day will be held on Sunday, May 19.  The lead agency for this Awareness Day is The Banyan Tree Project – a national campaign to end the silence and shame surrounding HIV/AIDS in Asian and Pacific Islander communities.  To help commemorate the day, we have compiled an annotated list of online resources focusing on HIV/AIDS among Asians and Pacific Islanders.

National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. web page with links to information and resources about HIV/AIDS in this community. 

HIV/AIDS and Native Hawaiians/Other Pacific Islanders and HIV/AIDS and Asian Americans. Web pages from the HHS Office of Minority Health with detailed statistical information about HIV testing, HIV and AIDS cases, and death rates among Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders and Asian Americans.

HIV Infections Among Asians In the United States.  CDC fact sheet with recent HIV/AIDS statistics, plus information on transmission categories and risk factors among Asians living in the U.S. and dependent areas, as well as steps CDC is taking to address HIV/AIDS in this population group.

HIV Among Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders.  CDC fact sheet covering the same range of topics in the fact sheet directly above, except that the focus is on Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders.

Case Studies to Improve Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Data Collection, Reporting, and Dissemination.   Sixty-page 2013 report from the Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum.

Diagnoses of HIV Infection and AIDS in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2017. This CDC report includes information about HIV and AIDS cases among Asian and Pacific Islanders and other racial/ethnic groups.

Epidemiology of HIV Infection Through 2017.  This CDC slide set includes numerous tables, charts, graphs, and maps with recent and historical information on HIV and AIDS diagnoses, including breakdowns by race/ethnicity, mode of exposure, gender, age, and state or territory. Some of the slides include data for Asian Americans and Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islanders.

HIV Surveillance by Race/Ethnicity.  This CDC slide set focuses specifically on racial and ethnic patterns and disparities in different racial/ethnic groups, including Asian Americans and Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders.

Ten Reasons to Address HIV/AIDS in Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities – Fact sheet from the Obama White House archives.

BESAFE:  A Cultural Competency Model for Asians and Pacific Islanders.  This 96-page workbook was produced by the National Minority AIDS Education and Training Center and Howard University.


Selected Recent Articles and Research Papers

HIV Care in Asian and Pacific Islanders in Kansas (Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care)

Facilitators and Barriers to HIV Testing Among Asians in the United States: A Systematic Review (AIDS Care)

Trends and Racial Disparities of Late-Stage HIV Diagnosis: Hawaii, 2010-2016 (American Journal of Public Health)

HIV and Religion in HIV-Infected Asians and Their Families: A Qualitative Study (Applied Nursing Research)

HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis, by Race and Ethnicity – United States, 2014-2016 (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)

HIV Coinfection Among Persons Diagnosed as Having Sexually Transmitted Diseases, San Francisco, 2007 to 2014 (Sexually Transmitted Diseases)

Racial/Ethnic Differences in HIV Testing: An Application of the Health Services Utilization Model (SAGE Open Medicine)

Shortened and Culturally Appropriate HIV Stigma Scale for Asians Living with HIV in the United States: Psychometric Analysis (Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care)

HIV Knowledge, Risk Behavior, Stigma, and Their Impact on HIV Testing Among Asian American and Pacific Islanders: A Review of Literature (Social Work in Public Health)

Vital Signs: Human Immunodeficiency Virus Testing and Diagnosis Delays – United States (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)

Effects of HIV Stigma Reduction Interventions in Diasporic Communities: Insights from the CHAMP Study (AIDS Care)