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National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD)

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD)

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) is an annual, nationwide observance that sheds light on the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls. Every year on March 10, and throughout the month of March, federal, national, and community organizations come together to offer support and hope, reduce stigma, share information, and empower women and girls to learn the importance of HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment. This year marks the 10th observance of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Today, about one in four people living with HIV in the United States are women 13 or older. Only about half of women living with HIV are getting care, and only four in 10 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/AIDS-free generation.

While there are many milestones in HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment, it is important to recognize that the disease affects women all across the country. Some women are living with HIV while working and taking care of families. Other women are caregivers to family members or friends with HIV/AIDS. During National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we invite everyone to help reduce stigma.

What can you do on March 10?

Join SisterLove, Inc for a full week of events!

Monday March 9, 2015  11:00 am - Moral Monday - Women’s Day – Theme: Hands Off Early Voting! Georgia State Capital

Tuesday March 10, 2015 1:00 – Twitter Chat#ConnectingHIV&RJ  - To generate dialogue and bring awareness to the issues that connect Reproductive Justice and HIV among women and girls in the US.

Wednesday March 11, 2015  -Black Treatment Advocacy Network Lunch and Learn SisterLove’s Mother House | 1237 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd.| 12 PM – 1 PM

Atlanta Women’s Community Engagement Session – Fulton Co & Black AIDS Institute Paschal’s Southern Cuisine| 6000 North Terminal Parkway | 2 PM – 4 PM

Fulton County Department of Health & Wellness – NWGHAAD Topic – Perinatal Transmission & Prevention Paschal’s Southern Cuisine| 6000 North Terminal Parkway | 5 PM – 8 PM

Thursday March 12, 2015  10:30am  - Healthy Love Party – Douglas High School

Friday March 13, 2015 7:00pm - Captains & Cocktails -  Join us for a night of FREE food, fun, and fundraising at the MotherHouse! Become a Table Captain for our annual 2020 Leading Women’s Fundraiser

Friday March 27, 2015  6:30pm – WHIS Night Out - Join your WIHS sisters at the SisterLove MotherHouse as we celebrate National Women & Girls HIV Awareness by watching a powerful movie starring Queen Latifah. We will provide dinner, a movie and great conversation! Must RSVP!

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