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By Pamela Saulsby
March 08, 2022
March 8, 2022
DOH LEON AND PARTNERS RECOGNIZE NATIONAL WOMEN AND GIRLS HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY
Tallahassee, Fla– March 10, 2022 commemorates National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) as an opportunity to empower women and girls, increase awareness, spark conversations, and highlight the work being done to reduce HIV among women and girls in the United States while showing support for those with HIV.
Key Steps to Reducing HIV and AIDS
• Raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and related risks.
• Encourage individuals to be tested for HIV.
• Encourage those living with HIV/AIDS to get into treatment and care to stay healthy.
• Increase youth involvement.
• Reduce barriers to HIV testing, prevention and care by reducing HIV/AIDS stigma.
• Disseminate information on the health benefits of condoms, PrEP, and other risk reduction measures.
This week, the Florida Department of Health in Leon County’s HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Program specialists and key healthcare and community partners will be supporting the following informative and inspiring event:
“Painting With A Purpose” _ hosted by Bond Community Health Center: A fun-filled day of activities for all participants: painting, barbeque, music and raffle prizes. It’s a time to raise awareness and be inspired.
Key healthcare and community partners include: Neighborhood Medical Center, Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, Florida Healthy Start, Healthy Moms/Healthy Babies, Maternal & Perinatal Services, MAACA, Phi Center, BTAN Big Bend, and Wellcare.
Date: Thursday, March 10th, 2022
Time: 10AM to 2PM
Location: Bond Community Health Center: 1720 Gadsden Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Data sources: https://www.womenshealth.gov/ and https://www.floridahealth.gov/
Written by: Pamela Saulsby | Public Information Officer
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