March 10th, 2015 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day!
Did you Know:
- About 217,000 women, 80% who are childbearing ages 15-44 are HIV positive
- In 2010, people 55 and older accounted for 20% of the estimated 1.1 million people living with HIV in the U.S.
- All women and girls older than 15 should be tested at least once to find out your HIV status
What can you do to raise awareness on March 10th?
- Use resources to talk about HIV/AIDS in your community
- Learn about past and present NWGHAAD partners and supporters
- Read personal stories to help reduce stigma of HIV/AIDS
NWGHAAD is an annual, nationwide observance that sheds some light on the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls. Every year on March 10th, federal, national, and community organizations come together to offer support and hope, reduce stigma, share information, and empower girls and women to learn the importance of the care, prevention, and treatment of HIV/AIDS.
To learn more about NWGHAAD and how you can help, visit: http://womenshealth.gov/nwghaad/index.html