Aids.gov, What Does Two-Spirit Mean?

March 20th is National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day to raise awareness of the terrible toll that HIV/AIDS continues to take on Native American populations. HIV/AIDS is a crisis that affects many American Indians and Alaska Natives, but particularly Two-Spirit individuals, who often experience stigma and discrimination in both Native and mainstream society. What Does Two-Spirit Mean? The term “Two-Spirit” has several meanings within Native cultures and communities, but it is … [Read more...]

March 20 is National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD)

Wednesday, March 20 is National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD). While American Indians and Alaska Natives make up 1.7% (5.2 million people) of the total US population and accounted for <1% of new HIV infections in the U.S., but have one of the shortest survival times after HIV or AIDS diagnosis of all race/ethnicity groups. According to the CDC, when population size is taken into account, American Indians and Alaska Natives ranked fifth in estimated rates of HIV/AIDS diagnosis, … [Read more...]

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – March 20

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is coming tomorrow, March 20th.     Tomorrow, Tuesday March 20th is the first day of Spring. It is also the day chosen for the annual observance of National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD). According to the recently launched national website for NNHAAD , this observance day is a “national mobilization effort designed to encourage Natives (American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians) across the United States and … [Read more...]

Observing National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day! – March 20, 2011

    Observing National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day     This Sunday, March 20th, the Indian Health Service (IHS) joins American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities and the nation in observing the fifth National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Originally coordinated by Tribal organizations across the country, recognition of this day has been adopted by native and non-native communities throughout the country as an opportunity to: raise local HIV awareness educate others about HIV … [Read more...]

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