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National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, Office on Women’s Health is the lead for this day.

Read what Dr. Nancy C. Lee,  Director, Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, says about this observance in her Dear Colleague Letter. (PDF, 197 KB)

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Learn about the Take Charge. Take the Test. Exit Disclaimer campaign to encourage African American women to get tested for HIV.

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Monday, March 10th, 2014

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a nationwide observance that sheds light on the disease’s impact on women and girls. Every year on March 10, and throughout the month of March, thousands of people, advocacy organizations, and local and state public health officials host events and share facts about HIV/AIDS.

HIV/AIDS is a serious public health issue for women and girls. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV. Of those people, one in four (25%) is a woman 13 or older. Approximately 27,000 women have HIV but do not know they have the disease. Together we can:

  • Encourage women and girls to get tested and know their status
  • Help decrease the number of women who are HIV-positive
  • Increase awareness of safe practices to prevent HIV infection
  • Help people become aware of the levels of care and treatment