Every year on March 10 — and throughout the month of March — local, state, federal, and national organizations come together to shed light on the impact of HIV and AIDS on women and girls and show support for those at risk of and living with HIV. This year marks the 18th annual observance of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD).
The theme for NWGHAAD 2023 is: Prevention and Testing at Every Age. Care and Treatment at Every Stage. This theme reemphasizes the need to further prevention efforts and ensure equity in HIV care and treatment. It also reinforces three goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, that focus on the prevention of new HIV infections, improving HIV-related health outcomes of people living with HIV and reducing HIV-related disparities. By working together, we can help eliminate HIV and improve the quality of treatment and care for people currently living with HIV.
What can you do on March 10?
- Get the facts about HIV and Women
- Learn more about preventing HIV infection during pregnancy also known as perinatal transmission.
- Talk about HIV and AIDS in your community and online using these NWGHAAD materials and resources.
- Show your support for women and girls affected by HIV and AIDS on social media and use the hashtag #NWGHAAD.