Posts Tagged ‘Awareness’

National Condom Week

Monday, February 14th, 2022

Happy National Condom Week!National Condom Week is usually celebrated the same week as Valentine’s Day in the USA

In the US, February is National Condom Month. Originally started on the campus of the University of California – Berkeley, it has grown into a educational even for high schools, colleges, family planning organizations, AIDS groups, sexually transmitted disease awareness groups, pharmacies and condom manufacturers.

Even though the week has grown, it continues to emphasize the importance of using using humor to help educate. Part of that has been to come up with slogans through the years for the week such as:

Don’t be silly, protect your willy
When in doubt, shroud your spout
It will be sweeter if you wrap your peter
No glove, no love!

While humor is used to help provide education, National Condom Week has become a tool to help educate young adults about serious risks involved with unprotected sex. This includes the risk of catching and spreading sexually transmitted diseases including AIDS as well as helping to prevent unwanted pregnancies.

For more resources, visit NationalCondomWeek.com.

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Monday, February 7th, 2022

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

February 7

The Strategic Leadership Council Exit Disclaimer directs, plans, and organizes NBHAAD with support from the CDC.

Find posters, fact sheets, and events at www.NationalBlackAIDSDay.org. Exit Disclaimer

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World AIDS Day

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021

World AIDS Day

December 1

The World Health Organization established World AIDS Day in 1988.

In 2016, the US Government is using the theme “Leadership. Commitment. Impact.”

Follow the AIDS.gov blog for news about World AIDS Day.

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Trans Awareness Week

Monday, November 8th, 2021

Trans Awareness MonthNovember 12 – 19 individuals and organizations around the country will participate in Transgender Awareness Week to help raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people, and address the issues the community faces.

November is National Diabetes Month

Monday, November 1st, 2021

November is National Diabetes Month. The National Diabetes Education Program’s (NDEP) theme this year is Managing Diabetes-It’s Not Easy, But It’s Worth It.

Transgender Awareness Month

Monday, November 1st, 2021

November is Transgender Awareness Month.

GLAAD’s Spirit Day to Fight LGBT Bullying

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

LGBTQ youth are bullied at much higher rates than other students. Let’s show them they’re not alone and stand against bullying by going purple this October 20th. Take the pledge today! Learn more at GLAAD.org.

National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day

Friday, October 15th, 2021

National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day

October 15

The Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA), Exit Disclaimer the Hispanic Federation and many other organizations organize this day.

Find NLAAD resources at http://www.nlaad.org/, Exit Disclaimer including posters, graphics, PSAs and themed materials.

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National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Monday, September 27th, 2021

National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

September 27

In 2008 the National Association of People with AIDS launched this observance day.

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National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

Saturday, September 18th, 2021

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

September 18

The AIDS Institute Exit Disclaimer launched this day in 2008 and is the lead. The 2015 theme for NHAAAD was Aging is a part of life: HIV doesn’t have to be.

Learn more about HIV and aging here.

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