The National Council of Negro Women Inc. is collaborating with Howard University Health Center, Substance Abuse HIV/AIDS Outreach Program (SHOP), and Project SHAPE to observe the National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day at Howard University, March 3, 2011. National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a nationwide observance that encourages people to take action in the fight against HIV/AIDS and raise awareness of its impact on women and girls.
Women face unique challenges when it comes to preventing and treating HIV. Although HIV is more prevalent in men, about one-quarter of people in the United States living with HIV are women according to the National Women’s Health Information Center.
Coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health (OWH),
NCNW will be holding health fair exhibits with conjunction with message therapy sessions, relationships and communication sessions, film screening and discussion, as well as HIV testing from 11am-3pm at the Blackburn Center Ballroom at Howard University.