National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) is an annual observance that sheds light on the impact of HIV and AIDS on women and girls. Every year on March 10, and throughout the month of March, national and community organizations come together to show support for women and girls impacted by HIV and AIDS. This year marks the 12th observance of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
Today, about one in four people living with HIV in the United States is female. 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- and AIDS-free generation.
The 2017 theme is “The Best Defense Is a Good Offense.” Whether you’re actively dating or are in a committed relationship, you can take these simple, effective steps to help prevent HIV infection for you and your partner:
Education and abstinence is the only 100% way to prevent HIV/AIDS or any Sexually Transmitted Infection. That’s why the courses we offer address both and empower parents to have open and honest conversations.
Two of our classes; The Bridge and 4 Teens are specifically designed to address the issues and consequences of engaging in early sexual behaviors. STI education is a vital part of our curriculum, since many sexual behaviors begin in Middle School, and most student are ill-prepared.
Unfortunately many school districts are not adequately educating students which leave the kids vulnerable and unable to make good decisions.
FYI: The current sexually transmitted infection rate in the United States for age 15 – 19 is 10 million.
- Get educated, keep informed
- Have ongoing open honest conversations with your kids
- Take The Bridge & 4 Teens
- Encourage your schools to become more proactive
- Birds & Bees Connection
- CDC, Allen J Guttmacker, Kaiser Foundation
- Shanti : Non-profit agency that offers compassion, a friendly safe haven, prevention services, education, and access to lifesaving supportive and medical services to our community. The larger common goal we share with our colleagues in the HIV community is to achieve ZERO new HIV infections in Orange County.