Today is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
In 2014, new diagnoses broke down like this:
- Black women – 62%
- Latinx women – 16%
- White – 18%
New diagnosis rates are falling! Still, there is a lot of progress we have to make. One major issue is how there is so much stigma still associated with HIV/AIDS.
What can we do?
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Make sure that you take steps to protect yourself and others by using Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) within 3 days of unprotected genital fun, and make sure to use condoms or dental dams for all genital contact you have in non-monogamous situations.
Get tested by visiting this site, texting your zip code to 566948, or calling 1-800-232-4636.
If you want to help raise awareness, you can donate a Facebook post or tweet via Thunderclap or use the tags #NWGHAAD and #bestdefense on social media.