The Office on Women’s Health (OWH) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services leads National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (#NWGHAAD).
In the United States, about 23% of people living with HIV are womenExit Disclaimer and, in 2021, women made up 19 percent of new diagnoses. The highest number of new diagnoses were among women ages 25 to 34.Exit Disclaimer Advances in testing, treatment, and prevention have resulted in progress towards the nation’s goal to end the HIV epidemic by 2030.
The theme for NWGHAAD 2024 is: Prevention and Testing at Every Age. Care and Treatment at Every Stage. OWH continues this theme to reemphasize the need to further prevention efforts and ensure equity in HIV care and treatment. It also reinforces the first 3 goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS), that focus on the prevention of new HIV infections, improving HIV-related health outcomes of people living with HIV, and reducing HIV-related disparities. NWGHAAD focuses efforts on three of the target populations outlined in the NHAS; Black women, transgender women, and youth aged 13-24 years.
Stay tuned for a social media toolkit, a fact sheet, and other resources from OWH, coming soon.
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