Asian Health Services' HIV/AIDS Program was established in 1988 to offer education and prevention, and confidential and anonymous testing to the low-income API community.
In 2009 the Strike A Pose! Yogathon was created to raise awareness and resources to continue to support the need for HIV/AIDS within the Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community in Alameda County. Despite national efforts to eradicate HIV/AIDS, 2 out of of every 3 AANHPIs indicate they have never been tested for HIV, and 1 in 3 with HIV do not know their status.
The 4th Annual Strike a Pose! Yogathon will be held in observance of National Asian and Pacific Islander (API) HIV Awareness Day, on May 18th, 2013.