National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
The Banyan Tree Project founded this awareness day in 2005. Through education and storytelling, this national social marketing campaign has worked to create environments that are accepting of Asians and Pacific Islanders living with HIV/AIDS. It’s estimated that nearly two thirds of Asians
have never been tested for HIV, due in part to stigma. Although the CDC reports that as of 2014, Asians accounted for only 2 percent of new HIV diagnoses and Pacific Islanders for less than 1 percent, new HIV diagnoses among Asians have been increasing.