National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Event at the National Press Club
Posted Mar 01 2010 3:11am
Did you know that every 35 minutes a woman in the United States tests positive for HIV?
Historically, HIV/AIDS has affected more men than women, but that is quickly changing. Since HIV was first reported in the early 1980’s, more and more women have become infected. Today, about one in four Americans living with HIV is a woman. It’s time to act against AIDS and encourage women to get tested.
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day will be observed on March 10, 2010, to raise awareness of the increasing impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls. This national observance day is lead by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health initiative. This year marks the fifth observance of NWGHAAD, and Office on Women’s Health would be honored if you could join us for our 2010 National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day event.