The NATIVE HEALTH inHarmony Program would like you to be our guests at a gathering for National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD). We are partnering with Terros Health, Intertribal Council of Arizona, Native American Connections, and the Phoenix Indian Medical Center to engage the community and raise awareness about HIV among urban and rural communities. HIV is a preventable disease. With the Arizona health department reporting American Indians/Alaskan Natives as the second highest rate of new HIV diagnoses, the knowledge to protect ourselves and communities from the effects of HIV is a conversation we need to have.
March 20th marks both the first day of Spring and National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost 1 in 5 American Indians and Alaska Natives who were living with HIV in 2012 were unaware of their HIV positive status. Thus National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is set aside each year to promote HIV testing and awareness in Native communities.
Seating is limited. Register for the event by calling (602) 309-6830 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org