I took time today to research a Native organization which is active in raising the awareness and addressing the HIV/AIDS issues that impact our Native communities. On this day, World AIDS day, observed on December 1, every year I dedicate this post to the National Native American AIDS Prevention Center (NNAAPC) and I am grateful for the opportunity to learn the facts. My hope is that if I or you can understand how HIV is transmitted, how it can be prevented, and the reality of living with HIV today in our Native communities – we can use this knowledge to take care of your own health and the health of our loved ones, and ensure that everyone living with HIV on our reservations, in our communities is treated FAIRLY, and with RESPECT, UNDERSTANDING and LOVE. In addition, realize that these Native organizations need support ALL year round.
The National Native American AIDS Prevention Center (NNAAPC) offers a variety of programs to help promote education about HIV/AIDS, support prevention efforts, and help foster healthy attitudes about sexuality and sexual health in the Native community.
Native Women Public Service Announcement – Know Your Status – Early Detection of Sexually Transmitted Diseases – Get Tested
CA7AE: HAPP’s mission is to work collaboratively with communities to increase effective HIV/AIDS prevention, and encourage and support early detection through testing.
Established in 1990, the Navajo AIDS Network, Inc.(NAN). served as a volunteer organization, consisting of very dedicated Navajos who foresaw the potential danger of HIV in the Navajo Nation and surrounding communities. NAN provides unique, culturally appropriate and carefully constructed approaches to HIV prevention services and continues to be at the forefront of HIV care for HIV positive Native and non-Native people in and around the Navajo Nation.