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National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Today, March 10th, is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. We all know that HIV and AIDS is out there, but still, so many people are uneducated and unaware of the power of this disease. Annie Lennox, with the help of 23 other well known singers, is raising awareness and asking people to "Sing" for the cause. All the proceeds from purchasing the song "Sing" will go to the Treatment Action Campaign, an organization founded in 1998 in Cape Town, Africa that campaigns for both HIV treatment and the reduction of HIV infections. You don't have to be a celebrity to help in the fight against HIV/AIDS. You can do your part too so check out the Department of Health and Human Resources suggestions by clicking here to

  • Get tested for HIV
  • Practice safe methods to prevent HIV
  • Decide not to engage in high risk behaviors
  • Talk about HIV prevention with family, friends, and colleagues
  • Provide support to people living with HIV/AIDS
  • Get involved with or host an event for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in your community
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Tullia Tullia 7 years
absolutely, IslandGirl. Many people are too naive about this disease. Good post Dear!
IslandGirl IslandGirl 7 years
Thanks for posting this Dear. Although we all hear the facts and see the realities that numerous people live with everyday, too many still feel like this disease will never affect them, and that could not be a more life threatening mentality to have. The face of HIV/AIDS is too often portrayed as that of a starving "third world" person, and that message fools others into thinking that it is a disease which is for the "other". There is no region of the world left untouched by HIV/AIDS, and EVERYONE should take steps to protect themselves. Especially: women need to ensure that they take measures to educate and protect themselves, because this disease is hitting (and has hit) young women the hardest!
IslandGirl IslandGirl 7 years
Thanks for posting this Dear. Although we all hear the facts and see the realities that numerous people live with everyday, too many still feel like this disease will never affect them, and that could not be a more life threatening mentality to have. The face of HIV/AIDS is too often portrayed as that of a starving "third world" person, and that message fools others into thinking that it is a disease which is for the "other". There is no region of the world left untouched by HIV/AIDS, and EVERYONE should take steps to protect themselves. Especially: women need to ensure that they take measures to educate and protect themselves, because this disease is hitting (and has hit) young women the hardest!
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 7 years
Gah I wish everyone had it like I did... 2 weeks ago I got tested for every STD imaginable... YAY i'm HIV and STD free... but my insurance paid for it so it was essentially free.... I wish everyone had that luxury... my Gyno said the odds of me getting HIV were lower compared to getting other just as serious stds... so I think we need to focus on getting tested for EVERYTHING and help eradicate these diseases with safe sex!....
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