Today is Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day! #ShareKnowledge #TakeAction

Mar 10, 2014

web_ribbonNational Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a nationwide observance that sheds light on the disease’s impact on women and girls. Every year on March 10, and throughout the month of March, thousands of people, advocacy organizations, and local and state public health officials host events and share facts about HIV/AIDS. You are invited to:

HIV/AIDS is a serious public health issue for women and girls. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV. Of those people, one in four (25%) is a woman 13 or older. Approximately 27,000 women have HIV but do not know they have the disease. Together we can:

  • Encourage women and girls to get tested and know their status
  • Help decrease the number of women who are HIV-positive
  • Increase awareness of safe practices to prevent HIV infection
  • Help people become aware of the levels of care and treatment

Read what Nancy C. Lee, M.D., Director, Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has to say about National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in her blog and Dear Colleague letterPDF Icon.


Source:  womenshealth.gov

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