National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is an annual observance sponsored by the Office on Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, that sheds light on the impact of HIV and AIDS on women and girls. Every year in March, national and community organizations come together to show support for women and girls impacted by HIV and AIDS.
National Women and Girls HIV/ADS Awareness Day sheds light on the fact that about one in four people living with HIV in the United States is female. About half of women living with HIV are getting care, and only four in ten of them have the virus under control. Women face unique HIV risks and challenges that can prevent them from getting needed care and treatment. Addressing these issues remains critical to achieving an HIV- and AIDS-free generation.
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Sponsor:
Office on Women's Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
To learn more, visit http://www.womenshealth.gov/nwghaad
The awareness color for HIV/AIDS is Red.