Resources for National Indigenous HIV / AIDS Awareness Day 2021
The recently released National HIV Strategic Plan identifies Indigenous people as one of its priority populations, and Indigenous voices and leadership are essential to achieving our national goal of ending the HIV epidemic. This is reflected in this year’s theme for National Indigenous HIV / AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD), that “Zero is possible together: innovation + awareness.“
The Indian Health Service (IHS) National HIV / AIDS Program in conjunction with the National Native HIV Network (NNHN) is leading efforts to observe March 20 of each year, the first day of spring. The NNHAAD serves to recognize the impact of HIV among Indigenous people and to highlight the work being done in communities across the country to engage Indigenous peoples, including Native American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians to end the HIV epidemic. Together we can empower others to share information about HIV and its impact in the Aboriginal community; provide accessible testing options and HIV counseling to Aboriginal people; and help reduce the stigma associated with HIV and AIDS.
TOOLS YOU CAN USE
HIV.gov, IHS, and NNHN provide resources such as educational videos, provider toolkits, fact sheets, and other materials from the HIV community and federal agencies. We encourage organizations to use communication resources as a resource to promote NNHAAD and organize awareness day activities in your community.
GET FREE PrEP
You can share these materials, as well as information about the Ready, Set, PrEP program, a national program that provides free PrEP drugs to people who don’t have prescription drug insurance.
If you are not eligible for this program, you can still receive PrEP drugs free of charge at federally operated IHS clinics, using our HIV testing and health care service locator to find IHS clinics, tribal and urban Indian, where patients can receive primary care. , in addition to laboratories, HIV and STI tests and PrEP services.
Join the conversation on social media platforms using the hashtag #NNHAAD. You can also follow these descriptors for your NNHAAD messages and resources:
The NNHN also offers downloadable social graphics on its website, and you can stay up to date on upcoming NNHAAD 2021 events by visiting www.nnhaad.org. For additional resources and updates on HIV.gov for other HIV observances, subscribe to our email distribution list.