Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Saving face can't make you safe. Talk about HIV.

We recently heard from The Banyan Project about their new campaign, "Saving face can't make you safe. Talk about HIV." In honor of National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we wanted to take this opportunity to share their public service announcement and some facts about the threat of HIV/AIDS in Asian American communities.


  • 1 in 3 Asians & Pacific Islanders living with HIV don’t know it
  • Over two-thirds of Asians and over half of Pacific Islanders have never been tested for HIV
  • Between 2001 and 2004, Asian and Pacific Islander men had the largest percentage increase in new HIV infections, more than any other racial and ethnic group
  • Between 2001 and 2006, the number of new HIV infections among young gay and bisexual Asian and Pacific Islander men more than doubled
To learn more about this project, please join the conversation at www.banyantreeproject.org

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