March 6, 2014
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – March 10
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is March 10th and is a nationwide observance with a goal of encouraging people to take action in the fight against HIV/AIDS and raising awareness of its impact on women and girls. 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.
There are many ways to observe National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. You can hold a screening event, work with government officials to issue a proclamation, spread the word through social media, or work with local media to write stories about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls. Learn more about National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and HIV/AIDS by visiting: http://www.womenshealth.gov/nwghaad/learn/index.html.
Some useful resources include….
Spread the word about National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day with this fact sheet on the ins and outs of this great program!
Ideas for Observing
Not sure what kind of event you’d like to hold? Check out our list of event ideas to get started.
February 25, 2014
National Week of Prayer: March 2-9
The National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS (March 2-9, 2014) is an annual HIV awareness campaign that mobilizes faith communities; and highlights the contributions and impact congregations are making in areas of HIV prevention, testing, direct service, advocacy and community engagement. Now in its 25th year, The National Week of Prayerread more »
February 18, 2014
The Faces of HIV Makes Its Next Stops Along The Treasure Coast
The Faces of HIV Mobile Art Exhibit will make its tour debut along the Treasure Coast in March. The tour will stop in three locations to ensure residents of Indian River County, St. Lucie County and Okeechobee County have the chance to experience the project’s touching stories, captivating portraits and touching videos. Everyone isread more »
February 6, 2014
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD)
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) is a national community mobilization HIV testing and treatment effort designed to encourage blacks across the United States and Territorial Areas to get educated, get tested, get treated, and get involved with HIV/AIDS. NBHAAD was founded in 2000 and occurs on February 7th of every year. Theread more »
January 28, 2014
Faces of HIV Comes to Southwest Florida
Everyone is invited to visit the Faces of HIV Mobile Art Exhibit as it makes its Southwest Florida tour debut. The exhibit will make 3 stops to ensure people from across the area can experience the project’s touching stories, captivating portraits and touching videos. Our first stop will be Thursday February 6th atread more »