National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Resources
Every year, National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) is observed on March 10. The HHS Office on Women’s Health (OWH) leads this awareness day, partnering with the HIV community to spread the word about HIV prevention, care, and treatment for women and girls.
Share the following information and resources from the federal government to help observe NWGHAAD:
- OWH and the Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP) Virtual Summit on March 15, 2023, from 12:00 PM–3:00 PM ET. Register for the summit here.
- OWH Resources and Toolkit
- New Update to Clinical Guidelines for Infant Feeding Supports Shared Decision Making: Clarifying Breastfeeding Guidance for People with HIV. Read about the update here.
- Basic facts about how HIV uniquely affects women on HIV.gov
- HIV Testing Sites & Care Services Locator to find nearby HIV services
- HIV.gov NWGHAAD Awareness Day page
- CDC social media posts using hashtags #NWGHAAD and #StopHIVTogether
- Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign resources in English and Spanish
This year’s NWGHAAD theme is Prevention and Testing at Every Age. Care and Treatment at Every Stage. This is a continuation of last year’s theme to highlight that more efforts are needed to increase prevention and diagnosis of HIV. The theme aligns with three National HIV/AIDS Strategy 2022-2025 (NHAS) goals: preventing new HIV infections, improving HIV-related health outcomes of people living with HIV, and reducing HIV-related disparities. Three of the priority populations included in the NHAS are black women, transgender women, and youth aged 13–24 years.
Advances in testing, treatment, and prevention have made progress toward ending the HIV epidemic in the U.S., but women remain vulnerable. About 23% of people living with HIV in the U.S. are women and, in 2019, women made up 18% of new diagnoses, according to CDC data. Most new diagnoses were among women ages 25 to 44. Help improve these statistics by sharing information about NWGHAAD and HIV to protect the health of women and girls.
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