March is Women’s History Month and today we take time out to raise awareness about the affects of HIV/AIDS on girls and women.
Each year on March 10, advocacy organizations seek to shed light on the disease.
HIV/AIDS is a serious public health issue for women and girls. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV. Of those people, one in four (25%) is a woman 13 or older. Approximately 27,000 women have HIV but do not know they have the disease. Together we can:
- Encourage women and girls to get tested and know their status
- Help decrease the number of women who are HIV-positive
- Increase awareness of safe practices to prevent HIV infection
- Help people become aware of the levels of care and treatment
The campaign extends through the entire month of March, with thousands of people advocacy organizations and public health officials hosting events and sharing facts about HIV/AIDS.
For events happening in your area click here.
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