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National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day


Started by the federal Office on Women’s Health (OWH), this day recognizes the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls. Even though HIV diagnoses among women fell 40 percent from 2005 to 2014, women need HIV-related information and more resources for those numbers to continue to drop. According to the CDC, in 2014, women made up
19 percent of new U.S. HIV diagnoses. Females of all ages are encouraged to participate in awareness day walks, read up on need-to-know information and be inspired to take action.