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March 10 is Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

by Eric Brus
EDGE Media Network Contributor
Friday Mar 10, 2017
March 10 is Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Friday, March 10, will mark the 12th observance of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD). The overriding purpose of the NWGHAAD is to raise awareness of the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls. In commemoration of this day, we have compiled an annotated list of online resources focusing on HIV/AIDS among women and girls in the U.S.

Fact Sheets and Reports on Women and HIV

HIV Among Women. This 2016 CDC fact sheet presents information about trends in new HIV infections and HIV/AIDS diagnoses and deaths among women in the U.S. It also discusses the various factors that can place women at risk for HIV infection and the steps CDC is taking to address the needs of women affected by HIV/AIDS. Visit https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/group/gender/women/cdc-hiv-women.pdf

Women and HIV/AIDS in the United States. This four-page fact sheet from the Kaiser Family Foundation provides excellent summary information on the impact of HIV/AIDS on U.S. women. The fact sheet includes a snapshot of the epidemic, a review of key trends and current cases, information on reproductive health and HIV transmission specific to women, HIV testing, access to prevention and care, and women's opinions about HIV/AIDS. Visit https://kaiserfamilyfoundation.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/6092-women-and-hivaids-in-the-united-states1.pdf


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Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2015. This 114-page CDC report includes detailed information about HIV and AIDS cases and deaths in the U.S., including breakdowns by gender, race/ethnicity, transmission category, and age. Visit https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/library/reports/surveillance/cdc-hiv-surveillance-report-2015-vol-27.pdf

Women, HIV, and AIDS. This is a global overview of HIV/AIDS among women from Avert.org. Topics covered include the factors that place some women at high risk for becoming infected with HIV and reduce access to care and services; HIV counseling, testing, and antiretroviral treatment among women; prevention programs specifically for women; and efforts to reduce MTCT of HIV. This document also includes citations and hyperlinks to more than 60 source research papers and reports. Visit https://www.avert.org/professionals/hiv-social-issues/key-affected-populations/women


National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
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National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

The National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD) will be observed this year on Monday, March 20. NNHAAD is a collaborative effort between the National Native American AIDS Prevention Center, CDC, and other organizations. It is a national mobilization effort designed to encourage Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians across the U.S. and territorial areas to get educated, get tested, get involved in prevention and get treated for HIV and AIDS. To support activities commemorating NNHAAD, we have compiled an annotated list of online resources focusing on HIV/AIDS among American Indians and Alaska Natives.

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Website: This is the official website for NNHAAD. The site provides background information about the day, together with links to fact sheets, other educational materials, event listings, and products to promote HIV/AIDS awareness. Visit http://www.nnhaad.org/

HIV/AIDS and American Indians/Alaska Natives. This web page from the Office of Minority Health has detailed statistical information about HIV testing, HIV and AIDS cases, and death rates among Native Americans and Alaska Natives. Visit https://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/omh/browse.aspx?lvl=4&lvlid=36

HIV/AIDS Among American Indians and Alaska Natives. This is a CDC fact sheet. Visit https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/group/racialethnic/aian/index.html


  (Source:hvtn.org)

Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2015. This CDC report includes information about HIV and AIDS cases and deaths in the U.S., with breakdowns for different racial and ethnic groups, including Native Americans and Alaska Natives. Visit https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/library/reports/surveillance/cdc-hiv-surveillance-report-2015-vol-27.pdf

Native Gay Men and Two Spirit People: HIV/AIDS and Viral Hepatitis Programs and Services. An issue brief from the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors. Visit https://www.nastad.org/sites/default/files/Issue-Brief-Two-Spirit-Final-03-14-13.pdf

Celebrate American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage! This is a CDC resource page with information about health indicators and health disparities among American Indians/Alaska Natives. Visit https://www.cdc.gov/Features/AIANHeritageMonth/?source=govdelivery

Native American Health. This web page from MedlinePlus has links to many health resources. Visit https://medlineplus.gov/nativeamericanhealth.html


Eric Brus writes about HIV policy. His HIV/AIDS Disparities Report is produced by the New England AIDS Education and Training Center Minority AIDS Initiative Project. The full version is available online.

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