One Woman's Story: Advocating for Women and Girls With HIV/AIDS

Tamika WilliamsOn March 10, we observed National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day to shed light on the impact HIV/AIDS has on women and girls in the United States. Each year, our goal is to offer support and hope, reduce the stigma of HIV/AIDS, and empower women and girls to "Share Knowledge. Take Action."

Tamika Williams, a former professional basketball player, joined us this year as an ambassador. We spoke with her earlier this month to learn why she decided to get involved. For her, it's personal.

I encourage you to read our full interview with Tamika. Not only will you learn why this is an important issue for her, but she also discusses why you should get tested, steps you can take to protect yourself from HIV, and her thoughts on reducing the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS.

Most importantly, Tamika reminds us we're in control of our health. If you don't know your status, find an HIV testing site near you. To learn more about how you can take action against HIV/AIDS, visit our National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS website today.