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March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Posted: March 04, 2013

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a day to share knowledge and take action. The nationwide observance held each March 10 sheds light on the disease's often overlooked impact on women and girls and empowers people to make a difference. Every year on this important day, thousands of people, advocacy organizations, and local and state public health officials share the facts about HIV/AIDS and how it affects women and girls. They also take action in a variety of ways, such as:

  • Telling women and girls how to prevent HIV/AIDS
  • Getting more of them to get tested
  • Providing services to those living with the disease
  • Doing whatever it takes to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS

Women have been affected by HIV/AIDS since the beginning of the epidemic, an impact that has grown over time. Of the more than 1.1 million Americans living with HIV/AIDS today, more than 1 in 4 (29%) are women. Together with community partners across the nation, Greater Than AIDS is helping to increase knowledge about HIV/AIDS and confront the stigma surrounding the disease. This year's theme for National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is "Every Moment is a Deciding Moment," focusing on the unique moments that women have in relation to HIV/AIDS.

Learn how you can get involved. Learn more about National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.


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