National Women and Girls HIV Awareness Day (March 10, 2017)
The Best Defense is a Good Offense
This National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD), CPR123 wants to empower women and girls to make the best choices when it comes to sex. Abstinence is the surest way to avoid HIV, but if you decide to have sex, there are simple, effective steps to protect yourself and others from HIV.
Regardless of the type of relationship you are in, HIV prevention is key. Love yourself and put your best defense into play.
The 2017 theme is The Best Defense Is a Good Offense.
Observed annually on March 10th, National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a day to empower people everywhere with knowledge and information regarding this disease and the often overlooked impact that it has on women and girls.
On this educational day, each year, groups, organizations, state and local health officials and thousands of people share the facts regarding HIV/AIDS and the impact on them.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Some of the action that is taken, or can be taken, on this day is:
Educating women and girls how to prevent HIV/AIDS
Encouraging more women and girls to get tested
Providing services to those living with the disease
Doing whatever it takes to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS
Use #WomenGirlsHIVAIDSAwarenessDay or #NWGHAAD to post on social media.
National Woman and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is coordinated by the Office on Women’s Health (OWH) within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services alongside many organizations that play a critical role in the observance in communities across the nation.