Observe Two HIV/AIDS Awareness Days This March

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National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
March 10, 2011
HIV/AIDS is a serious public health issue affecting nearly 280,000 women in the United States. Research shows that, when compared with men, women face gaps in access and care. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH) encourages you to take action in the fight against HIV/AIDS and raise awareness of its impact on women and girls. On March 10, OWH will help organizations come together to offer support, encourage discussion, and teach women and girls about prevention of HIV, the importance of getting tested for HIV, and how to live with and manage HIV/AIDS.

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
March 20, 2011
SAMHSA supports the National Native American AIDS Prevention Center (NNAAPC) and its fifth annual National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This day provides the opportunity to encourage Native people to learn more about HIV/AIDS and its impact in their community, to call for resources for testing and early detection, and to work together to promote increased treatment options and HIV counseling. [Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration email]

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