National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day March 20, 2020 – UNITY, Inc.

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day March 20, 2020

“Resilience + Action: Ending the HIV Epidemic in Native Communities” is the theme for the National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD) 2020 to highlight current health and biomedical strategies and community
responses to HIV/AIDS in tribal and urban communities.
The National Native HIV Network (NNHN) has taken the lead the national coordination of NNHAAD activities, social marketing/social media, and announcements that include NNHAAD website update, national calendar of events, social media, electronic social marketing materials and outreach.

Resources found on the WeRNative website:

This year’s NNHAAD poster was designed by Jolene Yazzie (Diné) to include this year’s theme to protect our people by ending the HIV epidemic and inclusion of cultural images and advocates in HIV prevention for our American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities. Agencies and individuals, can download and print this year’s poster at www.nnhaad.org and also include contact information and/or NNHAAD activities in the blank space at the bottom of the poster.

Get the Word Out! March 20th is National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day!
Recent data shows that Native people are among the hardest hit populations for HIV/AIDS. American Indians & Alaska Native youth and young adults can end the
epidemic of HIV/AIDs in their lifetime if provided basic information about STD/HIV/AIDS risks and reducing the stigma of misconceptions through raising awareness, offering education and having culturally-relevant resources for identification!

A national Native movement is taking place to provide for free culturally relevant print and social media campaign resources ideal for websites, local health settings, classrooms and community spaces!
Words of Wisdom Taken from the Native STAND HIV/AIDS – Lessons:
“Man has responsibility, not power.” ~ Tuscarora
“It’s easy to be brave from a safe distance.” ~ Omaha
#Let’s Stop HIV Together!
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