May 19th, 2013 is the 9th annual National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This day is officially recognized by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
This day is largely supported by the efforts of the Banyan Tree Project. The Banyan Tree Project is a national community mobilization and social marketing campaign to end the silence and shame surrounding HIV/AIDS in Asian and Pacific Islander (A&PI) communities. The Banyan Tree Project produces annual anti-HIV stigma messages and materials, and helps hold events for the A&PI HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
How can I participate?
- Learn the facts about HIV/AIDS in the A&PI community
- Tweet about HIV on the #BTPchat, every Thursday at 5 PM Eastern until June 9th
- Host an HIV/AIDS awareness event in your community on May 19th
- Get tested for HIV/AIDS!
To learn more about the Banyan Tree Project, visit here.