National HIV/AIDS Awareness Day for Women and Girls
Did you know that there are nearly one million people in the United States diagnosed with HIV and that nearly one in four people are women? The St. Louis City Health Department invites residents to join the department in celebrating National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day this year. The US Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health is sponsoring this awareness day.
“This celebration of public health, held annually on March 10, is an opportunity to raise awareness of the many ways women can protect themselves and their partners from HIV,” says Natalie Torres-Negrón, Program Manager for the health department of the city of Saint-Louis. . “We are generating conversations, showing our support for people living with HIV and shining a light on what is being done to reduce HIV among women and girls across the country. During this year’s celebration, the Department will promote prevention, testing, and treatment efforts in your neighborhood, in St. Louis, and around the world.
St. Louis residents are encouraged to visit the Health Stop for a free HIV/STI test at the City of St. Louis Department of Health, 1520 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103 Room 1625. The Health Stop is open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/hiv to learn more about HIV and https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/library/awareness/nwghaad.html# to learn more about National HIV/AIDS Awareness Day for Women and Girls.