May 19 is National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. It is a day to break the silence about HIV and AIDS in Asian and Pacific Islander communities and encourage individuals to get tested for HIV.
Asians and Pacific Islanders comprise a small percentage of all HIV infections in the United States. Asians accounted for 2% (1,047) of the estimated 44,784 new HIV diagnoses in the United States and 6 dependent areas in 2014. However, from 2005-2014, HIV diagnoses among Asian gay and bisexual men increased 101%.
National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Sponsor: The Banyan Tree Project
To learn more, visit http://www.banyantreeproject.org