National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Working to End Epidemic
Starts at: March 10, 2021 8:20am ET
Ends at: March 10, 2021 12:30pm ET
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is an annual, nationwide observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health (OWH). Every year on March 10 - and throughout the month of March - local, state, federal and national organizations come together to shed light on the impact of HIV and AIDS on women and girls and show support for those at risk of and living with HIV. This year marks the 16th annual observance of NWGHAAD.
HIV and AIDS are still widespread public health issues and women remain vulnerable to infection - especially African-American and Hispanic women. Though we've made tremendous progress against HIV and AIDS, today nearly one million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with HIV, and nearly one in four are women.
This event will provide updates on a variety of topics including adolescents and HIV; guidelines for the management of perinatal HIV; cervical cancer screening in women with HIV; women's views on PrEP use; barriers to HIV prevention and care for women of color; and the intersection of trauma, intimate partner violence and HIV.
CME and Social Work credits are offered.
Continuing Education credits issued for participation in CE activity may not apply toward license renewal in all states. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the requirements of their state licensing board(s).
A variety of the listed populations will be discussed at this event.
Children (ages 0 to 12)
Adolescents (ages 13 to 17)
A variety of the listed topics will be discussed at this event.
Post-exposure Prophylaxis (PEP, occupational and non-occupational)
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)
Prevention of perinatal or mother-to-child transmission
Antiretroviral treatment adherence, including viral load suppression
HIV diagnosis (i.e. HIV testing)
Cervical cancer screening, including HPV
Reproductive health, including preconception planning