A Pew Research Center report notes that women continue to use Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest more than men do. As we prepare to observe National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) on March 10, here are some resources to that you can share across each of these platforms.Use #NWGHAAD and join the conversation around this year’s theme “The Best Defense Is a Good Offense.”
FacebookHIV.gov’s Facebook page keeps you updated with videos, blogs, and all things HIV. The HHS Office on Women’s Health (OWH) includes NWGHAAD resources and addresses health issues of interest to women. CDC frequently posts about its Act Against AIDS campaigns which include resources for women.
Need images for your NWGHAAD Facebook page? Check out OWH’s social media toolkit for NWGHAAD and the NWGHAAD 2016 poster and logo. CDC also has a new infographic for NWGHAAD.
Use the hashtags #NWGHAAD and #BestDefense. Get visual! Update your Twitter cover art with a cover image from CDC and a profile picture from OWH.
Sample tweets are available in OWH’s NWGHAAD social media kit. You can follow and re-tweet Federal handles that communicate about HIV and the HIV/AIDS observances:
PinterestPinnable images are available from the HIV.gov HIV basics pages and NWGHAAD pages, the OWH NWGHAAD website, and on CDC’s HIV pages. You can also pin the HIV Testing Sites & Care Services Locator to encourage HIV testing for women.
Here are some boards to follow :
- HIV.gov NWGHAAD board (newly updated!)
- CDC’s Preventing HIV and STDs board has information on HIV, AIDS, and STDs
- OWH’s National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day board
We close with one more wide-reaching platform you can use for NWGHAAD. OWH has invited all social media users to join their Thunderclap to publicize HIV awareness on March 10.
We hope you will be a part of the digital conversation about HIV—both on and after National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
HIV.gov is participating in a NWGHAAD “blog hop: Check out the links to other participating partners below:
- Dr. Hazel Dean: Our Girls Matter: Making Progress Against HIV Among Girls & Women
- The Red Pump Project Why HIV Testing Should be on Every Woman’s To-Do List
- Rae Lewis-Thornton: Tap Into Your Own Power
- Charreah Jackson: I Trust My Man and I Still Get Tested for HIV
- Office on Women’s Health blog: Women and HIV: Essential Reads!