About National Women and Girls HIV and AIDS Awareness Day
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health, and is observed annually on March 10th.
The day aims to increases awareness, sparks conversations, and highlights the work being done to reduce HIV among women and girls in the United States while showing support for those with HIV.
HIV and AIDS are still widespread public health issues, and women remain vulnerable to infection — especially African-American and Hispanic women. Today, nearly 1 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with HIV, and nearly 1 in 4 of them are women.