Annually, April 10th is National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD). The day was created to educate the public about the impact of HIV/AIDS on young people and to highlight the work going on across the country to respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The Center for Disease Control youth testimonial you tube video recognizes the importance of investing in young people’s health through prevention and education as a critical step to achieving an AIDS-free generation. To learn more about this day of awareness through infographic data, click on the images below:
Philadelphia FIGHT Celebrates National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day with Community Fair
PHILADELPHIA –Philadelphia FIGHT will acknowledge National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day with a community health fair on Saturday, March 11th from 12 – 4 p.m. at Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center, 2101 Cecil B. Moore Avenue.
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is an annual observance to recognize the impact of HIV on women and girls. According to the Centers for Disease Control, women make up 20% of the new HIV infections in the United States. An estimated 88% of women who are living with HIV are diagnosed, but only 32% have the virus under control.
The event will provide women, girls, and families resources that will help prevent the spread of HIV. There will be a community fair of various health and community-based organizations. Noted community activist Feminista Jones will be speaking. Health professionals will be also on site to answer any questions and to provide free and confidential HIV tests. There will also be good music provided by DJ Paper Chase, food, and activities for children. Throughout the day, there will giveaways of exciting prizes including Beats by Dre headphones, Amazon Fire TV sticks, and tablets.
Philadelphia FIGHT is a comprehensive health services organization providing primary care, consumer education, research, and advocacy for people living with HIV/AIDS and those at high risk. FIGHT’s goal is to end the AIDS epidemic within the lifetime of those currently living with HIV.