Resources for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) is observed annually on March 10. The HHS Office of Women’s Health (OWH) leads this awareness day and works with the HIV community and others to help educate women and girls about the importance of prevention, care, and treatment. of HIV.
Poverty, stigma, medical mistrust and fear of discrimination often prevent some women from getting tested or seeking treatment. Women remain vulnerable to HIV infection, especially black or African American and Hispanic women.
Basic facts about how HIV only affects women are available at HIV.gov. You can share these facts and information about Ready, Set, PrEP, a nationwide program that provides free PrEP medications to thousands of eligible women and men. You can also use and share our HIV testing and care services locator, an online tool that helps people find HIV testing services near them.
The OWH website has an NWGHAAD page that provides information on the impact of HIV and AIDS on women and girls. It also offers communication resources, ideas for organizing an activity in your community and a social media toolkit. In addition to NWGHAAD’s adherence information, OWH has other pages that highlight resources on HIV and AIDS, Disclaimer and a PrEP locator.
HIV.gov and our federal partners have several resources to help you share messages and materials about NWGHAAD. Our NWGHAAD Awareness Day page features logo, fact sheets and other materials from the HIV community and our federal partners.
We invite you to join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #NWGHAAD. Also follow these handles for your NWGHAAD messages and resources:
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