Communicating About the Impact of HIV and AIDS on Women and Girls

Content From: HIV.govPublished: March 03, 20212 min read


National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 10, 2021 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD). The HHS Office on Women’s Health (OWH) leads this awareness day and works with the HIV community and others who work to promote their health and well-being and to educate women and girls about HIV prevention, care and treatment.

Today we present resources from and our federal partners to help you share messages and materials to promote NWGHAAD.

Our NWGHAAD Awareness Day page provides resources such as the logo, fact sheets, and other materials from the HIV community and our federal partners.

We invite you to visit the OWH site for information about the impact of HIV and AIDS on women and girls and communication resources, including ideas for organizing an activity in your community and a social media toolkit. Plan to revisit their NWGHAAD page, as new resources and this year’s theme are added. provides basic facts about how HIV uniquely affects women. You can share these facts, as well as information about the Ready Set PrEP program, a nationwide program that provides PrEP medications for free to thousands of women and men who qualify. You can also use and share our HIV Testing Sites & Care Services Locator, an online tool that helps individuals find nearby HIV services.

As we continue to work to reduce HIV infections and facilitate access to HIV testing, prevention, care, treatment, and supportive services, we encourage you to learn what’s happening with implementation of Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America (EHE).

Watch:  Don’t miss our January 27th EHE webinar that highlighted ways to improve HIV diagnosis, care and prevention outcomes for Black women.

Action:  We encourage you to join the conversation on social media platforms by using the hashtag #NWGHAAD. You can also follow these handles for your NWGHAAD messages and resources:
@HIVgovExit Disclaimer
@womenshealthExit Disclaimer
@CDC_HIVAIDSExit Disclaimer
@DrMerminCDCExit Disclaimer
@HRSAgovExit Disclaimer

As you prepare for NWGHAAD 2021, please be sure you are signed up for our email updates about this and other HIV observances.