Save the Date: National Women’s Health Week 2018
The 19th annual National Women's Health Week (NWHW) begins on Mother's Day, May 13, and continues through May 19, 2018. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women’s Health (OWH) leads this observance to encourage all women to be as healthy as possible. The week serves as a reminder for women to make their health a priority and build positive health habits for life.
OWH has provided digital resources and other ideas to encourage involvement in this year’s observance. A section of the OWH website also provides basic information about HIV and women’s health.
As you look to observe NWHW, the HIV.gov team invites our readers to review our recent and ongoing coverage related to the concerns of women living with and affected by HIV. A few examples:
- Anti-HIV Drug Combination Does Not Increase Preterm Birth Risk, Study Suggests [Blog]
- Viral Suppression among Transgender Women Is Improving, But Results Are Still Below the National Average [Blog]
- Perspectives on Women and HIV [Video] -Dr. Gina Brown speaks about research on women and HIV, recorded during CROI 2018
- High Uptake and Use of Vaginal Ring for HIV Prevention Observed in Open-Label Study [Blog]
- Women's Health Issues [Article]
- Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV [Article]
Here’s a word from our colleague at the HHS Office on Women’s Health:
In leading National Women’s Health Week, our office encourages women to place their health at the top of their to-do list and build positive health habits for life. Part of building healthy habits for life is to know your HIV status and take the necessary steps to stay healthy. Let National Women’s Health Week be a reminder to take care of all of you! – Nicole Greene, Acting Director, HHS Office on Women’s Health