National Women and Girl’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2021
National Women and Girl’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2021 Theme: The 2021 NWGHAAD theme, “HIV Prevention Starts With Me: Ending the HIV Epidemic Together,” emphasizes the role everyone plays in HIV prevention—community organizations, health care professionals, and women and men, including those living with HIV. There are 235,000 women and girls in the United States who are living with HIV.
The U.S. Government Observes National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Webpages:
- Get an HIV test, which is free and confidential. To find a location, visit gettested.cdc.gov.
- Prevent HIV by using a latex condom every time you have sex.
- If you are HIV-negative and your partner has HIV, talk to a doctor about taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a daily pill that can reduce your risk of getting HIV from sex by more than 90%. Find a provider near you at PrEPlocator.org(link is external).
- If you are living with HIV, talk to your doctor about ways to stay healthy and take your medication as prescribed to achieve and maintain an undetectable viral load. It can help prevent spreading HIV to your sexual partner or if you are pregnant, to your baby.
- If you think you may have been exposed to HIV, visit a doctor or nurse right away. The doctor may decide that you should get post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP). PEP is an anti-HIV medicine that you take within 72 hours of possible exposure to HIV to lower your chances of getting HIV.
- If you are a health care professional, you should know the screening guidelines, talk to patients about their risk, and encourage patients living with HIV to adhere to treatment.
Observed annually on March 10th, National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day empowers people everywhere with knowledge and information regarding HIV/AIDS. It also focuses on the often overlooked impact it has on women and girls.
“Give a child love, laughter and peace, not AIDS.” (Nelson Mandela)
“I enjoy being the messenger for God in terms of letting people know about HIV and AIDS.” (Magic Johnson)
“AIDS is a horrible disease, and the people who catch it deserve compassion.” (Sam Kinison)
“The AIDS virus is not more powerful than God.” (Marianne Williamson)
“You can’t be involved in healthcare without being involved in the battle against AIDS.” (Paul Wolfowitz)
“I can cure AIDS, and I will.” (Yahya Jammeh)
“Small aids to individuals, large aid to masses.” (Maria Mitchell)
“Rumors of sneezing, kissing, tears, sweat, and saliva spreading AIDS caused people to panic.” (Ryan White)
“AIDS today is not a death sentence. It can be treated as a chronic illness or a chronic disease.” (Yusuf Hamied)
“I fight AIDS because it’s a killer disease, destroys the human race in all fields.” (Kenneth Kaunda)
“AIDS is a judgment we have brought upon ourselves.” (Mary Whitehouse)
“The pandemic of AIDS is a gender-based disease.” (Stephen Lewis)
“This AIDS stuff is pretty scary. I hope I don’t get it.” (Robert Mapplethorpe)
“People with AIDS, cancer and other illnesses need free nonmedical support services.” (Marianne Williamson)
“The AIDS is a disease that is hard to talk about.” (Bill Gates)
“AIDS itself is subject to incredible stigma.” (Bill Gates)
“Never, never, never give up.” -Winston Churchill
“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” -William James
“It is never too late to give up our prejudices.” -Henry David Thoreau
“The most important thing in illness is never to lose heart.” -Nikolai Lenin
“Every action of your life touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.” -Edwin Hubbell Chapin
“Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light.” –
Norman B. Rice
“It is bad enough that people are dying of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance.” -Elizabeth Taylor
“AIDS obliges people to think of sex as having, possibly, the direst consequences: suicide. Or murder.” -Susan Sontag
“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” -A. A. Milne
- Art gallery or art show
- Candlelight vigil
- Documentary night
- HIV testing
- Interactive school assembly
- Open mic, comedy act, or poetry slam
- Restroom campaign
Online promotion ideas
Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Podcast, Share photos, Write and publish a blog post, Create a video, Host a webinar, Share local stats on HIV and AIDS among women and girls in your community