National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) 2019 is Sunday, March 10. This year marks the 14th annual observation. The event is spearheaded by the Office on Women’s Health, which is part of the Department of Health and Human Services.
#DYK? All women are at risk for #HIV ????????????????????????????????????????♀️????????????????????, but some are more at risk than others. Learn more at https://t.co/dgFvPpKTQX. #NWGHAAD pic.twitter.com/6xmYqqPBip— womenshealth.gov (@womenshealth) March 6, 2019
According to WomensHealth.org, NWGHAAD’s theme is “HIV Prevention Starts With Me.” The idea behind the message is that everyone—community groups, folks living with HIV, men, women, family members, churches, neighbors—can play a role in HIV prevention.
In 2017, women accounted for one in five new HIV diagnoses. Most cases among women are a result of heterosexual contact (87 percent) and injection drug use (12 percent), according to an NWGHAAD fact sheet. In total, about 235,000 women and girls in the United States are living with the virus.
March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Get tested, know your status and learn about PrEP at one of our sexual health clinics: https://t.co/SJvhegUHnr #NWGHAAD pic.twitter.com/zllW3jaMCV— nycHealthy (@nycHealthy) March 7, 2019
To learn more about women’s unique challenges regarding HIV, visit this page of WomensHealth.org. The site also offers sample tweets and Facebook posts as well as ideas for events and activities you can host to raise awareness about this topic.
On social media, search #NWGHAAD to follow the conversation. You’ll find posts like those included in this news article.
REGISTER TODAY for our 1st WATCH! Advocacy Webinar of 2019! In honor of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day #NWGHAAD, join us on MARCH 12 for “Women, Gender, and Sexuality: Identity, Attraction, Connection, and Community.” Register here: https://t.co/wkagaIQS5t pic.twitter.com/wdnTfSHgjz— The Well Project (@thewellproject) March 7, 2019
A7: @equalityfl in collaboration with the Florida HIV Justice Coalition are working hard on modernizing outdated HIV laws that currently disproportionately affect Black women in the state of FL. #NWGHAAD pic.twitter.com/ao9lYVsRkq— Equality Florida (@equalityfl) March 6, 2019
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✨ #BeTheGeneration | March 10 is Nat’l Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day! Stop by The San Diego LGBT Community Center to get tested, know your status, ask about PrEP, get connected to treatment, and more! We also offer couples testing! Call 619.692.2077 x101 for an appointment. #NWGHAAD