Thursday, May 19, 2016

Let's talk: Today is National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day; links to resources

TODAY, MAY 19, is the 12th annual National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The theme is “Saving face can’t make you safe. Talk about HIV for me, for you, for everyone.”

The lead agency for this Awareness Day is The Banyan Tree Project – a national campaign to end the silence and shame surrounding HIV/AIDS in Asian and Pacific Islander communities. To help commemorate the day, we've compiled an annotated list of online resources focusing on HIV/AIDS among Asians and Pacific Islanders.

National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. web page with links to information and resources about HIV/AIDS in this community.

HIV/AIDS and Native Hawaiians/Other Pacific Islanders and HIV/AIDS and Asian Americans. Web pages from the Office of Minority Health with detailed statistical information about HIV testing, HIV and AIDS cases, and death rates among Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders and Asian Americans.

HIV Infections Among Asians in the United States. CDC fact sheet with recent HIV/AIDS statistics, plus information on risk factors and barriers to prevention among Asians living in the U.S. and dependent areas, and steps CDC is taking to address HIV/AIDS in this population group.

Case Studies to Improve Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Data Collection, Reporting, and Dissemination. Sixty-page report dated from the Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum.

Diagnoses of HIV Infection and AIDS in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2014. This CDC report includes information about HIV and AIDS cases among Asian and Pacific Islanders and five other racial/ethnic groups.

Epidemiology of HIV Infection Through 2014. This CDC slide set includes numerous tables, charts, and graphs with recent and historical information on HIV and AIDS diagnoses, including breakdowns by race/ethnicity, mode of exposure, gender, age, and state or territory.

HIV Surveillance by Race/Ethnicity Through 2014. This CDC slide set focuses specifically on racial and ethnic patterns and disparities in seven racial/ethnic groups, including Asian Americans and Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders.

Clinician's Guide to Working with Asians & Pacific Islanders Living with HIV. Booklet from the Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center.

BESAFE: A Cultural Competency Model for Asians and Pacific Islanders. This 96-page workbook was produced by the National Minority AIDS Education and Training Center and Howard University.

Selected Recent Articles and Research Papers About HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis in Asian and Pacific Islander Americans

The Epidemiology of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection and Care among Adult and Adolescent Females in the United States, 2008-2012 (Women’s Health Issues)

Viral Hepatitis Among Non-Hispanic Asian Adults in the United States, 2011-2014 (NCHS Data Brief) and full text

Trends in Disparity by Sex and Race/Ethnicity for the Leading Causes of Death in the United States: 1999-2010 (Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)

Hepatitis B Among Asian Americans: Prevalence, Progress, and Prospects for Control (World Journal of Gastroenterology) and full text

Children with Chronic Hepatitis B in the United States and Canada (Journal of Pediatrics)

Factors Related to Sexual Behaviors and Sexual Education Programs for Asian-American Adolescents (Applied Nursing Research)

Characterization of Hepatitis B and C Among Liver Transplant Recipients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma: An Analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample Database (Transplantation Proceedings)

HCV Prevalence in Asian Americans in California (Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health)

HCV Screening Behaviors and Infection Status Among Vietnamese Americans (American Journal of Health Behavior)

Comparison of Demographic and Clinical Characteristics of Hispanic and Asian Chronic Hepatitis B Patients in Southern California (Journal of General Gastroenterology)

Assessment of HBV Preventive Services in a Medically Underserved Asian and Pacific Islander Population Using Provider and Patient Data (Journal of General Internal Medicine) and full text

Assessing Collectivism in Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, and African American Men Who Have Sex with Men: A Psychometric Evaluation (AIDS Education and Prevention)

Medical Training Fails to Prepare Providers to Care for Patients with Chronic Hepatitis B infection(World Journal of Gastroenterology) and full text

Long-Term Follow-Up and Suboptimal Treatment Rates of Treatment-Eligible Chronic Hepatitis B Patients in Diverse Practice Settings: A Gap in Linkage to Care (BMJ Open Gastroenterology) and full text.