Save-the-Date for March 2010’s HIV/AIDS Observance Days!
March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD), a nationwide initiative coordinated by the Office on Women’s Health (OWH) to raise awareness of the increasing impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls.
The annual event serves as an opportunity for organizations across the country to come together to offer support, encourage discussion, and educate women and girls about prevention, the importance of getting tested, and how to lead a normal, healthy life despite being infected. Every 35 minutes, a woman tests positive for HIV in the United States. More and more women have become infected with HIV since it was first reported in the early 1980s. Today, about 1 in 4 Americans living with HIV are women. It’s time for women to get tested.