Although March 10th is the day marked for National Women & Girls HIV/Awareness Day, I urge everyone reading this to make sure they take time out throughout the month of March to learn something new about HIV/AIDS, strategies to prevent infection and also for those affected, how to get the care they need to extend their life. At the very least, you should know what your HIV status is. As stated by the Office on Women’s Health, “women account for an estimated 27 percent of new HIV infections in the United States each year and 25 percent of those living with HIV. Many women do not know they are infected”.
For more information or to find events in your area visit: www.womenshealth.gov
Para más información sobre VIH/SIDA en español visite: http://www.womenshealth.gov/espanol/vih/