National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
March 10, 2017
Every year on March 10, we come together to bring awareness to women and girls impacted by HIV/AIDS. In the United States, one in four people with HIV is female, and women deal with specific challenges when it comes to getting treatment for HIV/AIDS. This year is the 12th observance of the National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and it is more important than ever to bring awareness to the fact that only four in ten females with HIV have the virus under control. This year, the Office of Women’s Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has chosen “The Best Defense is a Good Offense” as the theme of the 2017 National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness.
What does every woman need to know about HIV and AIDS? The Office on Women’s Health lists ten facts that will help you stay educated. In addition, the Office on Women’s Health offers a variety of resources to promote National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness on March 10, including fact sheets, talking points, sample social media posts, and more. Click here to learn about this annual observance and to access these resources that will give you a way to support girls and women with HIV/AIDS.
As an organization that cares about the health of women and girls, GFWC is proud to support National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Tomorrow, bring awareness to and end the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS by sharing information on your social media pages or reading more about how HIV/AIDS impacts women and girls on www.womenshealth.gov/nwghaad.
An eight-year Air Force veteran, Penny has been a GFWC member since 2008, and is currently serving as the club president of GFWC Helena Woman’s Club (Montana).
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