The Banyan Tree Project in the News

Press Releases
2009 News Coverage
2008 News Coverage
2007 News Coverage
2006 News Coverage
2005 News Coverage

2009

News Coverage
Island Roots Educates Oahu’s Teens about HIV/AIDS (Honolulu Advertiser, May 13, 2009)

2008

Press Releases
Press Release: Seminal PSA Released Targeting the A&PI M-F Transgender Community (November 2008) (Word Doc)

Asians and Pacific Islanders HIV/AIDS Anti-Stigma Public Service Announcements (May 2008) (Word Doc)

News Coverage
GLAAD Blog Picks Up Transgender PSA (December 3, 2008)

NEWS Rx Talks About Transgender PSA (December 1, 2008)

Social Vibe Blog Picks Up Transgender PSA (December 1, 2008)

Asian Nation Blog Picks Up Transgender PSA (December 1, 2008)

Medical News Today Article About Transgender PSA (November 27, 2008)

San Francisco Bay Times: Banyan Tree Project & Bloom (May 22, 2008)

Examiner.com: Nancy Pelosi on the 4th Annual HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (May 21, 2008)

Thompson/Reuters: Banyan Tree Project Public Service Announcement Press Release (May 20, 2008)

2007

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Boston's Asian Community Raises Awareness of HIV/AIDS among Massachusetts Asian Pacific Islanders

Santa Clara Community Leaders to Publicly Take HIV Tests at the 3rd Annual National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
May 14, 2007

Acting Surgeon General Launches Video Podcast for National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
May 14, 2007

New Study Shows Stigma Bars Access to HIV Services in Vietnamese and Filipino Communities in Santa Clara County
May 14, 2007

Rear Admiral Kenneth P. Moritsugu, M.D., M.P.H., Acting Surgeon General joins Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center to commemorate 20 years of community leadership on the 3rd Annual National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Saturday, May 19, 2007
May 8, 2007

2006

Press Releases

CAPAC Marks National APIA HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
May 18, 2006

Statement of Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases National Institutes of Health on National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day May 19, 2006
May 17, 2006

Jason Scott Lee joins Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center in commemorating National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, on Friday, May 19 and celebrates its 20th Year of Community Leadership
May 5, 2006

News coverage

May 18, 2006 - Site Visit and Press Conference by Vice Admiral Richard Carmona MD, US Surgeon General

API brings attention to AIDS stigma- Bay Area Reporter
http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=867

Surgeon general emphasizes prevention during SF visit- Bay Area Reporter
http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=862

May 19, 2006 - National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day :: Awareness Art Show and MIX '06

A&PI Wellness Celebrates 20 Yrs-San Francisco Bay Times
http://www.sfbaytimes.com/?sec=article&article_id=5034

Cable Positive
http://www.cablepositive.org/news/5-15-06.html

NIH
http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/may2006/niaid-17.htm

API center hosts AIDS awareness events-Bay Area Reporter
http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=842

Aids Info:
http://aidsinfo.nih.gov/other/apihivawarenessday.aspx

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
http://www3.niaid.nih.gov/about/directors/news/api06.htm

Nichi Bay Times
http://www.nichibeitimes.com/issues/articles/050406/reoriented.html

Others:
25 years into AIDS epidemic, SF examines its system of care-Bay Area Reporter
http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=869

AIDS at 25: And the band continues to plays on
http://www.insidebayarea.com/localnews/ci_3891058

Milestones in the HIV epidemic –Southern Voice
http://www.sovo.com/2006/6-2/news/national/aids25.cfm

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2005

Media advisories and press releases

1st Annual Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day May 19, 2005,
Empress Pavilion, Chinatown, Los Angeles

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Pacific Time's Nguyen Qui Duc interviews Executive Director, John Manzon-Santos, Board member Cecilia Chung together with her mother Dawning Chung about living with HIV as a Chinese family and confronting multiple layers of stigma. This special segment aired on KQED on May 19, 2005, to commemorate the 1st National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
May 19, 2005

SF media alert
Tuesday, May 3, 2005

Massachusetts Asian & Pacific Islanders for Health and the Banyan Tree Project Announce May 19, 2005 “First Annual Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day”
Tuesday, May 3, 2005

The First National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Takes Root in San Francisco
Monday, May 2, 2005

Asian Health Coalition and the Banyan Tree Project Announce “First Annual Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day”
Sunday, May 1, 2005

Media

Family Tree (5.6MB QuickTime movie)

Former NFL Player, Esera Tuaolo joins BTP to raise Awareness about HIV/AIDS (2.5MB QuickTime movie)

ABC-CBN International Coverage of Press Conference of Surgeon General of United State Richard Carmona on May 18, 2006 &2nd annual national Aisan & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on May 19, 2006 (12MB QuickTime movie)

We Can PSA (4MB QuickTime movie)

I Am Still Me PSA (4MB QuickTime movie)

Changing Tables PSA (4MB QuickTime movie)

Breaking Traditions PSA (6MB QuickTime movie)

Aircheck Apexexpress (28MB MP3 Audio)

Comcast John Santos Interview (19MB QuickTime movie)

KNBR (14MB MP3 Audio)

KNHK (37MB QuickTime movie)

ABC (40MB QuickTime movie)

KQED Pacific Time (13MB MP3 Audio)

One Life - API Day (107MB QuickTime movie)

One life - Chi Nei Tsang (103MB QuickTime movie)

Realaudio Interview (3MB MP3 Audio)

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