Thursday, December 1, 2011
World AIDS Day
Today, December 1st, is World AIDS Day. HIV and AIDS do affect the Asian American community, and we can help raise awareness.
Did you know...?
- Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that Asian American and Pacific Islanders have the highest rate of increase of new HIV infections in our nation?
- While the rate of HIV infection is increasing in the Asian American and Pacific Islanders group, it is decreasing in other racial and ethnic groups.
- Asian American and Pacific Islanders have the lowest HIV screening rate when compared to all racial and ethnic groups.
It is important to increase our knowledge about HIV/AIDS and raise awareness in our communities. You can read more about HIV/AIDS in the Asian American and Pacific Islanders by clicking here.