Digital Communication: National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2016

Content From: Deb LeBel, Partnerships Specialist, AIDS.govPublished: March 08, 20163 min read


National Women and Girls HIV AIDS Awareness Day

A Pew Research Center reportExit Disclaimer 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 #NWGHAADExit Disclaimer and join the conversation around this year’s theme “The Best Defense Is a Good Offense.”

NWGHAAD Best Defense’s FacebookExit Disclaimer page keeps you updated with videos, blogs, and all things HIV. The HHS Office on Women’s HealthExit Disclaimer (OWH) includes NWGHAAD resources and addresses health issues of interest to women. CDC frequently posts about its Act Against AIDS campaignsExit Disclaimer 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 #NWGHAADExit Disclaimer and #BestDefenseExit Disclaimer. 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 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 :


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 awarenessExit Disclaimer 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. is participating in a NWGHAAD “blog hop: Check out the links to other participating partners below:

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