DOH Leon & Partners Recognizes Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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DOH Leon & Partners Recognizes National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 8, 2022

DOH LEON AND PARTNERS RECOGNIZE NATIONAL WOMEN AND GIRLS HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY

Tallahassee, Fla– March 10, 2022 commemorates National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) as an opportunity to empower women and girls, increase awareness, spark conversations and to highlight the work being done to reduce HIV among women and girls in the United States while showing support for people living with HIV.

Key steps to reduce HIV and AIDS
• Raising awareness of HIV/AIDS and associated risks.
• Encourage individuals to get tested for HIV.
• Encourage people living with HIV/AIDS to seek treatment and care to stay healthy.
• Increase youth participation.
• Reduce barriers to HIV testing, prevention and care by reducing HIV/AIDS-related stigma.
• Disseminate information on the health benefits of condoms, PrEP and other harm reduction measures.

This week, specialists from the Florida Department of Health Leon County HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Program and key health and community partners will be supporting the following informative and inspirational event:

“Painting with a Purpose” _ hosted by the Bond Community Health Centre: A day filled with fun activities for all participants: painting, barbecue, music and raffle prizes. Now is the time to raise awareness and be inspired.

Key healthcare and community partners include: Neighborhood Medical Center, Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, Florida Healthy Start, Healthy Moms/Healthy Babies, Maternal & Perinatal Services, MAACA, Phi Center, BTAN Big Bend, and Wellcare.

When: Thursday, March 10, 2022
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Bond Community Health Center: 1720 Gadsden Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301

Data sources: https://www.womenshealth.gov/ and https://www.floridahealth.gov/

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Written by: Pamela Saulsby | Public Information Officer

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