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National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day was first observed in 2007. This day is observed on the first day of Spring each year. The 2016 observance will be recognized on March 20th.

The 2016 theme is “Hear Indigenous voices: Uniting the Bold Voices of American Indians, Alaska Natives (AI/AN) and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islanders”.

Here are some ways you can get involved on and around National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Locate HIV Testing and Other Services

HIV Prevention and Service Locator

Use and share the HIV Testing Sites & Care Services Locator.

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Share these Federal Resources

Indian Health Department

Read about the work of the Indian Health Service HIV/AIDS Program. Read and share this message from the IHS.

Doing It is a CDC national HIV testing and prevention campaign to motivate adults to get tested for HIV and know their status.


Blog about the impact of HIV on Native Americans. Or comment on someone else’s blog post.

Subscribe Exit Disclaimer to the blog to hear about the HIV/AIDS awareness days, new media and the response to HIV and more. 

Read blog posts on about National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Join the Conversation


On Friday March 18 at 1pm Eastern. Native America Calling, Exit Disclaimer a national call-in program, will discuss native HIV/AIDS awareness.

Listen to the show or dial in1-800-996-2848 to talk with community speakers and Lisa Neel, Program Manager, HIV Program, Indian Health Service.

Resources from the Community


Scroll down this page for an e-banner Exit Disclaimer for your site.

Share the Save the Date card Exit Disclaimer (PDF, 902 KB).

Visit the NNHAAD site Exit Disclaimer for more materials.

Find and register local events. Exit Disclaimer

Learn about the Epidemic

Learn about the Epidemic

Get fact sheets about the epidemic and other resources.

Learn the HIV/AIDS Basics. Know the Facts, Take Care of Yourself.

Read this CDC feature about NNHAAD.

Watch and Share these Videos

Locate HIV Testing and Other Services

The IHS HIV/AIDS Program has developed a training video titled Facing AIDS with Native Communities which encourages HIV testing.

Watch and share these stories from the Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign: Shana’s Story Exit Disclaimer and Tommy’s story. Exit Disclaimer

Watch Sharon’s story Exit Disclaimer from CDC’s HIV Treatment Works campaign.

Promote NNHAAD


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Visuals and Widgets


Download and share this 2016 poster from the community. (PDF, 2.9 MB)

Use and share this CDC infographic (JPG, 524 KB).

Add the HIV/AIDS Prevention & Service Providers Locator to your site. Get the widget.

Use New Media

Twitter bird holding Facing AIDS sign

Use the Twitter hashtag #NNHAAD Exit Disclaimer to share about how you’re observing NNHAAD.

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How can you use new media to enhance our response to HIV/AIDS?

Read the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

National HIV/AIDS Strategy

The Strategy is the nation's comprehensive coordinated HIV/AIDS roadmap. Read the Strategy.

How can you help implement the Strategy in your community?

Watch this video about the HIV Care Continuum Initiative. Exit Disclaimer

Learn about the Affordable Care Act Take health care into your own hands Learn More

Read this blog post: American Indians & Alaska Natives: How to Use Your New Health Insurance.

Share the Tribal version of the “From Coverage to Care” (PDF 800KB) brochure.

Visit  and Cuidado de Salud to find out about the Health Insurance Marketplace and more.

Learn about the Affordable Care Act and HIV.