Be On Your Digital Offensive: National Women And Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2017

Content From: AIDS.govPublished: February 21, 20172 min read



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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 get ready to observe NWGHAAD, we want to share some current digital resources.


Social Media

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 handleExit Disclaimer and Pinterest board Exit Disclaimer. #NWGHAAD Exit Disclaimer and #BestDefense Exit Disclaimer are the hashtags to follow and use. You can also join this year’s NWGHAAD Thunderclap Exit Disclaimer (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.

@AIDSgov Exit Disclaimer

@womenshealth Exit Disclaimer

@DrDeanCDC Exit Disclaimer

@DrMerminCDC Exit Disclaimer

@TalkHIV Exit Disclaimer@CDC_HIVAIDS Exit Disclaimer@HRSAgov Exit Disclaimer


Check out OWH’s Pinterest board Exit Disclaimer for images to repin. Feel free to pin images from, 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 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’s Virtual Office Hours.