National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day


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The Best Defense is a Good Offense

This National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD), the Office on Women’s Health (OWH) wants to empower women and girls to make the best choices when it comes to sex. Abstinence is the surest way to avoid HIV, but if you decide to have sex, there are simple, effective steps to protect yourself and others from HIV.

Regardless of the type of relationship you are in, HIV prevention is key. Love yourself and put your best defense into play. Learn how.

Fast Facts

  • Women who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy should get tested for HIV as early as possible.
  • If treated early in her pregnancy, a woman’s risk of transmitting HIV to her baby can be reduced to 1% or less.
  • For children living with HIV, starting treatment early can help them live longer, healthier lives.

CDC | HIV Among Pregnant Women, Infants, and Children

CDC | National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

The information in this post is duplicated from the CDC and OWH websites accessed 1/4/18.