National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2011
Did you know that every 35 minutes a woman is diagnosed with HIV in the United States (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)?
Historically, HIV/AIDS has affected more men than women, but that is quickly changing. From the first time HIV was reported in the early 1980's, there has been an increase in the number of women who have become infected. Today, about one in four Americans living with HIV is a woman.
Have you been tested?
For 2011, National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) is observed on March 10th. This year marks the sixth observance of NWGHAAD. The purpose of this day is for raising awareness of the escalating impact of HIV/AIDS on females. This national observance day is lead by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Officeon Women's Health initiative.
The Red Pump Project raises awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls, one red pump at a time. You can enter the contest by telling why you think the issue of HIV/AIDS is a concern for women here.
HIV testing locations in Western New York:
New York State Department of Health
770 Davison Road, Lockport - (877) 879-0934
755 Center Street, Lewiston - (877) 879-0933
1089 Kinkead Avenue, North Tonawanda - (877) 804-2592
Niagara County Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic http://www.niagaracounty.com/Health/Nu_transmitted.asp
(877) 248-7554 -
(877) 879-0933 -
Other counties: http://www.stdtestingservices.com/
For more information:
http://www.womenshealth.gov/NWGHAAD/ (for posters, fact sheets, and more)
http://www.womenshealth.gov/NWGHAAD/events/(to find and post events)
http://redpumpproject.tumblr.com/submit Check out the Red Pump Project