National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is an annual observance that sheds light on the impact of HIV and AIDS on women and girls. Every year on March 10, and throughout the month of March, national and community organizations come together to show support for women and girls impacted by HIV and AIDS.
Today, 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.
Whether you're actively dating or are in a committed relationship, you can take these simple, effective steps to help prevent HIV infection for you and your partner: Use condoms every time you have sex; get an HIV test, which is free and confidential; be monogamous; do not abuse alcohol or drugs; and talk to your doctor about pre-exposure prophylaxis or post-exposure prophylaxis if you think you’re at risk for HIV.
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Sponsor: Office of Women's Health
To learn more, visit http://www.womenshealth.gov