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Articles > Commentary: Encouraging Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to talk about HIV/AIDS

May 26, 2010
by Dr. Howard Koh


Northwest Asian Weekly

“Saving face can’t make you safe. Talk about HIV.” This was the slogan for the sixth annual observance of National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on May 19.

I am an Asian American who has seen the stigma and silence around HIV in my community, so this theme and the day itself have particular meaning for me.

On this important occasion, I want to acknowledge all the communities and organizations around the country that are working to break the silence and address the impact of HIV on the diverse set of people who make up our nation’s Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.

Full story: Koh: Take action, talk about HIV/AIDS in community