10th Annual National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

On May 19th, 2015—the 10th annual National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day—the Banyan Tree Project will premiere new digital stories from Asians and Pacific Islanders living with or affected by HIV. The stories are part of a community-driven, community-based national digital storytelling campaign to fight HIV stigma in Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) communities. Read the full story here.
The Banyan Tree Project—a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded national community mobilization campaign—is a collaborative led by Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center in partnership with community-based organizations across the country, including Asian Americans for Community Involvement (CA), Asian Services in Action (OH), APAIT (CA), Center for Pan Asian Community Services (GA), Life Foundation (HI), and Santa Rosa Community Health Centers (CA). The collaborative uses innovative strategies to engage Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in HIV prevention and stigma reduction. The Banyan Tree Project spearheads the annual observance of the National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (May 19th) and provides capacity building assistance to community-based organizations serving AAs and NHPIs in the U.S. and six U.S.-affiliated Pacific Island Jurisdictions. For more information visit banyantreeproject.org.