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March 20 Is National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Tuesday, March 20, marks the 8th annual observation of National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD), an occasion to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS among American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians.

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February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), an opportunity to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS among African Americans -- the group that bears the greatest burden of the epidemic in the U.S. The theme for the 14th annual observance is "I Am My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper."

"All African Americans deserve lifesaving HIV prevention, testing, care, and treatment services," said Jonathan Mermin, director of the CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention. 

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GRACE Survey Sheds Light on Treatment Benefits and Barriers for HIV+ Women

Caring for children, unemployment, and transportation difficulties were among the factors most likely to lead to poor adherence, early dropout, and suboptimal response to antiretroviral therapy (ART) among participants in the GRACE trial, which tested darunavir (Prezista) in a study population consisting largely of women of color. Overall, they said participation was a positive experience and they would encourage others to join a clinical trial.

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October 15 is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day(NLAAD), recognized annually on October 15, is opportunity to raise awareness about the HIV/AIDS epidemic among Latino and Hispanic people in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), while Latinos/Hispanics make up approximately 16% of the total U.S. population, they accounted for 20% of all new HIV infections in 2009.

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May 19 is National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

This Sunday, May 19, marks the 9th annual observation of National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, an occasion to increase awareness of HIV within these communities and stress the importance of testing and treatment.

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