Friday, March 9, 2012
National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
A mother... A daughter... A niece... A friend... A sister.... A grandmother... An aunt... somewhere is living with HIV.
National Women and Girls HIV Awareness day is about making people aware of the impact that HIV has had on the women's health community as a whole. The nationwide observance is celebrated in many different ways, but mostly by events that support women infected and affected by HIV, and by getting tested. Just knowing your status can save a life and many others.
On this day we encourage people to take action in the fight against HIV/AIDS. It is coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health" (OWH).
New Jersey has the highest rate of HIV among women across the country, that says to us we need to do more than just talk about it. Women, need to get tested, focus more on protecting themselves and if they are diagnosed with HIV they need treatment.
Check out the InCare Campaign message below, a quality improvement initiative focusing on retaining patients living with HIV in care and preventing them from falling out of care.
North Jersey AIDS Alliance dba NJCRI is hosting I'm Free To Be Me...HIV FREE
An event that allows health care professionals to give presentations, answer questions, and provide free screenings. There will be women and girls living with HIV/AIDS sharing their stories or an expert to talk about the history of HIV/AIDS, including setbacks and progress that has been made.
Time: 10:00 am
393 Central Avenue
2nd and 3rd Floor Conference Rooms
Newark, NJ 07103