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This National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health wants to combat the misperception some people may have that HIV is no longer a serious health issue. The truth is that even with advances in treatment and prevention over time, HIV and AIDS are still widespread public health issues, and women remain vulnerable to infection. Today, 1.1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV — and nearly a quarter (23%) of them are women.
The theme for NWGHAAD 2018 is HIV Prevention Starts With Me, because every single one of us — women, men, community organizations, health care professionals, those who are HIV-negative, and those who are HIV-positive — has a role to play in HIV prevention. There are steps you can take to protect yourself, your partner, your patients, family, and friends from HIV infection:
Join the Thunderclap and say “HIV prevention starts with me” on March 10!
To find out more about National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, visit www.womenshealth.gov/nwghaad.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH) has been leading the nation’s charge for women’s and girls’ health by enacting policies, programs, and educational initiatives. OWH works to improve the health of all women and girls. The Office observes National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day every year on March 10.