This year, the National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD – March 10) theme is “The Best Defense Is a Good Offense.” As we at HIV.gov get ready to observe NWGHAAD, we want to share some current digital resources.
The HHS Office on Women’s Health (OWH) is the lead for this observance and provides a variety of ideas for observing the day, Twitter handle and Pinterest board . #NWGHAAD and #BestDefense are the hashtags to follow and use. You can also join this year’s NWGHAAD Thunderclap (organized by OWH). You’ll be adding your voice to the crowd and reaching your own followers on March 10th with this message: The #BestDefense is a good offense! For #NWGHAAD, I’m taking action to protect my sexual health & help prevent HIV.
Here’s a select list of some Federal social media channels that address health issues of interest to women.
@TalkHIV @CDC_HIVAIDS @HRSAgov
Check out OWH’s Pinterest board for images to repin. Feel free to pin images from HIV.gov, including images from our NWGHAAD page, HIV Basics section and the HIV Testing Sites & Care Services Locator.
Is storytelling part of your digital strategy? Here are some videos with women talking about women’s health and HIV:
From HHS Office on Minority Health’s video series: Margot Kirkland an HIV prevention advocate/peer counselor for women living with HIV, talks about HIV and becoming a Health Equity Change Maker .
From CDC: The #DoingIt campaign videos is one powerful example.
Keep Up the Digital Offensive
For more about NGWHAAD, subscribe to the HIV.gov blog and follow our HIV/AIDS awareness day posts in the coming weeks. And-- if you’re still not sure about how to use digital communication for NWGHAAD, there’s still time to sign up for free, personalized social media help from HIV.gov’s Virtual Office Hours.