HIV/AIDS: In Their Own Words
This year we mark the 10th observance of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) by listening to women whose lives have been affected by HIV/AIDS. Through the simple act of sharing their stories, these women embody the very heart of NWGHAAD: They offer support and hope, reduce stigma, share information, and empower women and girls to learn the importance of HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, and treatment.
Meet Acintia, Elizabeth, and Rachel. I am inspired by them, and by all of the women who shared their stories with us.Join them in the fight against HIV/AIDS! Here's how you can participate:
- Learn what every woman needs to know about HIV/AIDS. Share what you learn and get tested.
- Read stories from caregivers, health care providers, and women of all ages living with and fighting HIV/AIDS.
- Show your support and make a statement! On March 10, wear red lipstick, a red ribbon, and/or red shoes. Use the #RedOn10 hashtag in any tweets with photos that show you wearing red.
- If you live in the Washington, DC, area, join the Red Shoe and Red Lipstick HIV/AIDS Awareness Day WalkExit Disclaimer on March 10.
- Keep the conversation going with your friends and family through social media. Use the #NWGHAAD hashtag.