Monday, February 21, 2011

March 10th is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

By Natasha L. Foreman, MBA
In the United States March 10th has been recognized and is celebrated as National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD).  This nationwide initiative has been established to bring awareness about the increasing rates of HIV/AIDS in women and young girls. Women represent 27% of all new AIDS diagnoses with African American women making up 66% of that statistic. It has also been reported by the CDC that “every 35 minutes a woman tests positive for HIV in the U.S”.
This is a day where you are called to take action. How can you help? First, don’t wait until March 10th to do something. Make sure that you and the women and girls you know and love get tested; and spread the word on your Website, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Blog, and other social media sites about test center locations and organizations that can inform, educate, and help women and girls.
Below is more information to help you get started, informed, and empowered so that you can take part in this initiative every single day of the year.
NPIN prevention resources

HIV and STD testing search and resources

Act Against AIDS http://www.nineandahalf

Remember you CAN make a difference!

Natasha L. Foreman, MBA is a Business and Entertainment Consultant, Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, and Blogger. She has been an YWTF-ATL advocate at large since 2010 and she recently joined the YWTF-ATL Board of Directors as the Communications and Marketing Director. Natasha can be reached via email at 

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