Say It Digitally: HIV Prevention Starts with Me
To foster communication for the March 10th observance National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, (NWGHAAD). HIV.gov has rounded up a selection of digital resources and shareable tools.
Share the theme
The 2018 theme is "HIV Prevention Starts with Me". As the federal lead for the observance, the HHS Office on Women's Health shares this theme and reminds us all that everyone has a role to play in preventing HIV.
Logo and social media images
You can use the hashtag #NWGHAADExit Disclaimer in your tweets and posts leading up to March 10th and follow the conversation on social media with this hashtag. There's still time to join the HHS Office on Womens' Health Thunderclap for the observanceExit Disclaimer. By joining, you use your social media presence to reinforce the importance of HIV prevention to your followers and fans. Here's where to join (and share) the ThunderclapExit Disclaimer.
Looking to point people to HIV testing? The HIV Testing Sites and Care Services Locator can help women, their families and friends find HIV-related services across the United States, including HIV medical care, HIV testing, housing assistance, and substance use and mental health services. And, we've got a widget so you can add the HIV Testing Sites and Care Services Locator to your site.
Video can be an effective way to reach people with the key messages of NWGHAAD - and yes, other observances too! The videos from the CDC Doing It campaign can be useful conversation starters at NWGHAAD. Some of these videos feature women speaking out on the importance of HIV testing in their lives. Here's more on the use of video for the national HIV/AIDS awareness days.
For more about how HIV has impacted women and girls and about what's happening for this year's observance, we encourage our readers to visit these web pages: