Put Your #BestDefense Into Play.
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is an annual observance that raises awareness of the impact of HIV and AIDS on women and girls. Every year on March 10, local, state, and national organizations come together to educate and support women and girls in HIV prevention, treatment, and care. The theme for this year is “The Best Defense Is a Good Offense.” When it comes to sex, the best defenses against HIV are getting tested, using condoms consistently, not abusing drugs or alcohol, and talking to your doctor about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) or post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) if you think you’re at risk for HIV.
Regardless of the type of relationship you are in, HIV prevention is key. Put your #BestDefense into play!
What can you do on March 10?
- Visit the National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day website for fact sheets, posters, and social media tools.
- Live near Washington, DC? Grab your girlfriends and walk with us!
- Plan a testing or educational event. Use these event ideas.
- Talk to your girlfriends about the steps to staying safe and protected from HIV.
- Join the National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness DayThunderclap.
- Use #NWGHAAD and #BestDefense to talk about how you are protecting yourself and others from HIV.
- Meet the 2016 Ambassadors.