Resources for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) is observed each year on March 10. The HHS Office on Women’s Health (OWH) leads this awareness day and works with the HIV community and others to help educate women and girls about the importance of HIV prevention, care, and treatment.
Poverty, stigma, medical mistrust, and fear of discrimination often prevent some women from getting tested or from seeking care. Women remain vulnerable to HIV infection—especially Black or African-American and Hispanic women.
Basic facts about how HIV uniquely affects women are available on HIV.gov. You can share these facts and information about Ready, Set, PrEP, a nationwide program that provides free PrEP medications 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.
OWH’s website features a NWGHAAD page that provides information about the impact of HIV and AIDS on women and girls. It also offers communication resources, ideas for organizing an activity in your community, and a social media toolkit. In addition to information about the NWGHAAD observance, OWH has other pages that highlight HIV and AIDS resources, fact sheetsExit Disclaimer and a PrEP Locator.
HIV.gov and our federal partners have several resources to help you share messages and materials about NWGHAAD. Our NWGHAAD Awareness Day page features the logo, fact sheets, and other materials from the HIV community and our federal partners.
We invite you to join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #NWGHAAD. Also follow these handles for your NWGHAAD messages and resources:
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