March 20th is National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day!
This year's theme is "Hear Indigenous Voices: Uniting Bold Voices of American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians/Other Pacific Islanders." The rate of HIV and AIDS in the American Indian and Alaska Native population is significant, and stigma and fear can keep people from seeking help. Getting tested is the first step in protecting health and stopping the spread of the virus to others. HIV/AIDS testing is free at all IHS facilities.