Friday, March 2, 2012, 11:10 AM
Aunt Martha’s is joining OWH in observing
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
[Park Forest, IL] — Aunt Martha’s Youth Service Center is joining the Office on Women’s Health (OWH), within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in taking action against HIV/AIDS. On Friday, March 9, Aunt Martha’s HIV Prevention Program will offer free, confidential testing in honor of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, where women and girls in the community will be able to take advantage of the free, confidential tests.
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a nationwide observance held on March 10 to raise awareness of the increasing impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls and empower people and communities to take action. This National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, OWH is partnering with the Greater Than AIDS campaign and asking, “What’s your deciding moment?” According to Greater Than AIDS, deciding moments are everyday opportunities to take action against HIV, whether it is getting tested, talking with friends and family, using condoms, practicing abstinence, or taking medications as directed.
WHAT: Free, confidential HIV testing. No needles! Know your results in minutes.
WHEN: Friday, March 9, 2012 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: 440 Forest Blvd., Park Forest, IL
WHO: Aunt Martha’s HIV Prevention Program
For more information about National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day,visit http://www.womenshealth.gov/nwghaad.