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March 8, 2019
Office on Women's Health

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is leading an initiative aimed at reducing new HIV infections by 75% in the next 5 years and 90% in the next 10 years. According to HHS Secretary Alex Azar, that means preventing more than 250,000 new infections over the proposed 10-year timespan.

March 7, 2018
HIV.gov

Woman holding red HIV/AIDS awareness ribbonNational Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) is coming up on March 10. We observe NWGHAAD each year to highlight the impact of HIV and AIDS on U.S. women and girls.

November 30, 2017
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ed. note: This press release is cross-posted from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The original post date was November 28, 2017. Read the original press release.

November 30, 2016
AIDS.gov

Ed. note: This blog is cross-posted from the AIDS.gov blog. The original post date was November 22, 2016. Read the original post.

Since the first World AIDS Day in 1988, we have seen tremendous changes in our collective response to HIV and AIDS — including changes in the way advocates, leaders, people affected by the virus, and others communicate about HIV.

April 21, 2016
FUTURES Without Violence, La Clinica del Pueblo

Content warning: Abuse (physical, sexual), rape, sexual assault

April is Sexual Assault Awareness month, a nationally recognized effort to draw attention to the fact that one in five women and one in fifty-nine men (PDF, 4.7 MB) will experience sexual assault in their lifetimes.

March 9, 2016
Deb LeBel

Ed. note: This blog is cross-posted from the AIDS.gov blog. The original post date was March 9, 2016. Read the original post.

March 8, 2016
Marvelyn Brown

Marvelyn BrownPeople LOVE to say, "Oh she is living with HIV." Correction: HIV is living with me. If I were living with HIV, I would live my life by HIV's terms — and I simply cannot do that. I am a Taurus, a bull, so I am stubborn. I am no different when it comes to my diagnosis. What do I mean when I say that HIV is living with me? HIV is like my roommate. We share an apartment, but I have the master suite.

March 1, 2016
Dr. Nancy C. Lee

THE #BESTDEFENSE IS A GOOD OFFENSE: NWGHAADEver heard the phrase “The Best Defense Is a Good Offense”? Sure, it's generally a sports phrase, but why can't it apply to sex, too? If you play or ever played sports, you wouldn't dream of getting in the game without the right equipment — cleats, running shoes, helmets, and pads are all essential to staying safe on the field, court, or track. Well, you need “safety gear” for sex, too!

December 6, 2015
Dr. Nancy C. Lee

Know the Facts First posterTalking about sex isn't always easy, especially with your kids. It's awkward, but having the talk can help them be smart about sex and relationships. The key to these conversations is accurate information.

March 16, 2015
Gail T. Crockett

Ed. note: This blog is cross-posted from the AIDS.gov blog. The original post date was March 11, 2015.

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