National Women and Girls HIV/Aids Awareness Day

Today, March 10th, is National Women and Girls HIV/Aids Awareness Day! Today we join with a bunch of other awesome organizations and communities to help raise awareness about the unique impact HIV/AIDS has on women and girls, to begin conversations about our risks, and to educate on how to keep ourselves healthy regardless of our status.

Nearly 300,000 women in the United States are infected with HIV/AIDS and they continue to face gaps in access to care. Women are the foundations of many families, but we often place the needs of others before ourown. National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day asks individuals and organizations across the country to increase the overall knowledge of HIV/AIDS among women and girls and improve access to care. – Nancy C. Lee, M.D., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health-Women’s Health

Here are some resources:

Learn how to prevent the transmission of HIV, including safer sex practices…. Find a testing site near you and get tested…. learn about how to live with and manage HIV…

And of course, stock up on safer sex supplies including lube, male and female condoms, dental dams, finger cots, and gloves at your favorite feminist sex shop!