National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness day. What are you doing to commemorate?

Below are a few options to consider:

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[tab id=1]Get involved by spreading the word about HIV/AIDS in women and girls’ lives. If you are looking for resources to use (i.e. posters, fact sheets, event ideas, etc) to commemorate National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness day then check out http://www.nwghaad.org/resources.html. It has never been easier to spread the word. [/tab]
[tab id=2]The Independent Television Service is hosting an online film festival as part of their Women and Girls Lead public campaign. Celebrate National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day by watching some wonderful films featuring amazing women at http://www.itvs.org/women-and-girls-lead/film-festival“[/tab]
[tab id=3] Taking care of yourself by getting tested is always a good idea. If you have not received an HIV/AIDS test, or any STD test for that matter, visit http://findstdtest.org/ or text zip code to 498669 to find a testing site in your area.[/tab]

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The Forgotten Epidemic: HIV/AIDS Crisis in Black America

The Harvard University Center for AIDS Research (HU CFAR), The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and national & local partners presented a symposium, November 19 -20, 2010, to examine the increasingly critical HIV/AIDS epidemic in Black America. This first in a series of meetings entitled “The Forgotten Epidemic” explored how and why HIV/AIDS has become an overwhelmingly Black disease in the United States.

The HU CFAR/NAACP symposium was a unique opportunity to bring together a diverse, multidisciplinary group of partners including people living with HIV, government officials, health care providers, scientists/researchers, faith-, youth- and community-based organizations. Attendees exchanges creative and innovative ideas on topics ranging from new strategies for prevention, advances in research and treatment, health care reform, and social and political forces at play in this American crisis. Dr. Mandefro spoke on the opening plenary session alongside:

  • Dr. Valerie Stone, Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS and Faculty, MGH
  • Kevin Cranston, Director, Bureau of Infectious Disease, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • Phill Wilson, President and CEO of the Black AIDS Institute

To watch a video of the opening plenary session please click below.

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