March 2, 2022 – March 10, 2022 commemorates National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) as an opportunity to empower women and girls, increase awareness, spark conversations, and highlight the work being done to reduce HIV among women and girls in the United States while showing support for those with HIV.

Key Steps to Reducing HIV and AIDS

  • Raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and related risks.
  • Encourage individuals to be tested for HIV.
  • Encourage those living with HIV/AIDS to get into treatment and care to stay healthy.
  • Increase youth involvement.
  • Reduce barriers to HIV testing, prevention and care by reducing HIV/AIDS stigma.
  • Disseminate information on the health benefits of condoms, PrEP, and other risk reduction measures.

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Events

The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County’s STD/HIV Prevention Program will be supporting the following events:

Positive People Network, Inc. and community partners will be commemorating National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day with a Drive-Thru Food Distribution:

Date:  Thursday, March 10th, 2022

Time:  9AM to 1PM or until food has been distributed

Location:  Holy Family Episcopal Church:  18501 NW 7th Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 33169

For more information, contact Alecia Tramel:  305-494-4538.  See attached flyer.

Community Health & Empowerment Network, Inc. and community partners invite you to attend their National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Luncheon:

Date:  Thursday, March 10th, 2022

Time:  2PM to 6PM

Location:  KD Event Hall:  817 NW 119th Street, North Miami, FL 33168.

Registration required at www.healthempowermentnetwork.org.  See attached flyer.

Positive People Network, Inc. and community partners invite you to attend their 2nd Annual National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Event

Date:  Thursday, March 10th, 2022

Time:  6PM to 8PM

Location:  Holy Family Episcopal Church:  18501 NW 7th Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 33169.  Registration required:  Click here to register!  See attached flyer.

Visit www.testmiami.org to find events happening for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and learn how we can end the HIV epidemic together.

For more information, please call 305-643-7420. To learn where to get tested please visit www.testmiami.org or www.knowyourhivstatus.com

Data sources: https://www.womenshealth.gov/ and http://www.floridahealth.gov

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