National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day will be observed on Wednesday, March 10, 2010, to raise awareness of the increasing impact of HIV/AIDS ON WOMEN AND GIRLS. This national observance day is led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health initiative.
This year marks the fifth observance of NWGHAAD.
The AIDS rate among Black women in the U.S. is 22% higher than their White peers.
In 2006, AIDS was the third leading cause of death among African American women ages 25 to 44. Tragically, many of them became infected as teenagers."
March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, Office on Women's Health is the lead for this day. The 2009 theme is "HIV is Right Here at Home".
In 2005, women represented 26 percent of new AIDS diagnoses, compared to only 11 percent of new AIDS cases reported in 1990. Most women are infected with HIV through heterosexual contact and injection drug use.
Monday, March 8, 2010
Posted by De Sube at 3/08/2010 01:48:00 PM