December 1, 2008
Written by C.N.
Every December 1st, we commemorate World AIDS Day. HIV/AIDS is a disease that affects millions of people around the world, from all races, ethnicities, nationalities, social classes, genders, and sexualities.
If you would like to learn more about HIV/AIDS and Asian Americans, please visit the sites of organizations such as the Asian Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS (where I worked as its Director of Education from 1998-2000). Another excellent resource is the Asian Pacific Islander Wellness Center, which has created the following public service announcement, in conjunction with its latest program, The Banyan Tree Project:
The Banyan Tree Project (a national campaign to reduce HIV-related stigma in Asian & Pacific Islander communities) features high profile male-to-female transgender women and community activists. The PSA seeks to educate the community by openly discussing safe-sex and harm-reduction practices, particularly for transgender women and their primary partners. The silence in our communities is deadly; our PSA is one way to reach people and begin a dialogue.
Translate Into Another Language
Rules for Comments
All submitted comments are first reviewed before appearing on the site. Constructive disagreement and intelligent debate are fine and encouraged. Comments that just spew personal hatred, contain personal attacks, excessive profanity, spam or are blatantly offensive, slanderous, threatening, racist, or irrelevant to the topic are not and will be edited out or deleted, along with duplicate comments submitted on multiple posts.
Copyright © 2001- by C.N. Le. Some rights reserved.
Suggested reference: Le, C.N. . "Today is World AIDS Day" Asian-Nation: The Landscape of Asian America. <http://www.asian-nation.org/headlines/2008/12/today-is-world-aids-day/> ().
Short URL: http://www.asian-nation.org/headlines/?p=863