Date: March 7th, 2016
By: Kelly Connelly
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: March 10
Today, one in four people living with HIV in the United States is a woman 13 or older. About half of women living with HIV are in care, and only four in 10 have the virus under control. Women face unique HIV risks and challenges that can prevent them from getting needed care and treatment. National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a time each year when organizations and communities across the country come together to help women and girls take action to protect themselves and their partners from HIV—through prevention, testing, and treatment. Check out these resources and materials, as well as ideas for observing National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: March 20
From 2009 through 2013, the only group with an increase in rates of HIV infection were American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Asians. National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD) is a nationwide effort designed to promote HIV testing in Native communities through educational materials and use of marketing strategies. There are plenty of ways to get involved, including educational materials, a social media kit, and a selection of products that communities can request for their NNHAAD event.
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About the Author
Healthy Teen Network Senior Marketing and Communications Manager Kelly Connelly, BA, is a graphic designer, photographer, and videographer, and she is experienced at developing skills-building workshops and programs, for professionals as well as youth.