National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 10, 2021, is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Throughout the month of March, the FDHA continues to support women and girls impacted by HIV and AIDS. According to the CDC, in the U.S., adult and adolescent women made up 19% of the new 37,832 HIV diagnoses in 2018. Women ages 25 to 34 made up 27% of all new HIV diagnoses among women. Let’s make an effort to decrease these numbers.

Simple ways to protect yourself and love ones from HIV Include:

  • Use condoms every time you have sex.
  • Get an HIV test, which is free and confidential.
  • Be monogamous.
  • Do not abuse alcohol or drugs.
  • Talk to your doctor about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) or post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) if you think you are at risk for HIV.

 

For information about supporting National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, visit.

http://www.erc-inc.org/

https://cpacs.org/

https://www.aidatlanta.org/home

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