SISTERLOVE AND ACLU OF GEORGIA HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE FOR NATIONAL WOMEN AND GIRLS HIV/AIDS AWARENEss

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Sybil Miller

March 10, 2020

C: (585) 705-6477

smiller@sisterlove.org


SISTERLOVE AND ACLU OF GEORGIA HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE FOR NATIONAL WOMEN AND GIRLS HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY


WHO: Sequoia Ayala, Esq., MA- Director of Policy and Advocacy, SisterLove, Inc. (Moderator)

Natalie Hernandez, PhD, MPH- Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health and

Preventative Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine

Hope King, Private Citizen


WHAT: SisterLove and the ACLU of Georgia are holding a press conference honoring 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, beginning 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. people living with HIV are women, most who contract it do so through heterosexual sex. This and other related Reproductive Justice issues, like stigma will be discussed.


WHEN: Wednesday, March 11th at 9:30am at the Capitol Building in Room 122


WHY: 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 and most who contract it do so through heterosexual sex. Addressing these issues remains critical to achieving an HIV/AIDS-free generation here in Atlanta and around the globe. This and otherrelated Reproductive Justice issues and solutions, will be discussed.



For more information, please call Sybil Miller @ 585-705-6477.

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