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March 10, 2010 - National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Young Women of Color HIV/AIDS Coalition (YWCHAC)

Ends Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 12:00 AM (EST)

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March 10, 2010 - National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Today is National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day! According to the Center for Disease Control & Prevention, Black women represent an alarming 65% of the total number of women currently living with HIV/AIDS in the US, and are 20 times more likely to acquire HIV than white women. NYC continues to lead the nation in the number of reported AIDS cases among 13-24 year olds.

Visit YWCHAC's website to see what we are doing in our community www.ywchac.org

What Can You Do?

* Get tested for HIV.
To find a testing site center near you, text your ZIP Code to KNOW IT (566948).
* Talk with your health care provider about your risks for HIV.
* Get the facts about HIV/AIDS including:
o The risk factors for acquiring HIV.
o How to avoid high-risk behaviors.
o How to practice safer methods to prevent HIV.
* Talk about HIV prevention with family, friends, and colleagues.
* Invite friends to join the cause.
* Volunteer at a local organization that serves people living with HIV.
* Attend an event near you.
* Learn more about the impact of HIV/AIDS among women in the United States.
* Stand up against stigma, racism, and other forms of discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS.
* Donate time and money to HIV/AIDS organizations like YWCHAC.

Self Love Is The New Sexy - Knowing Your Status Is Power!
www.ywchac.org
Have questions about March 10, 2010 - National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day? Contact Young Women of Color HIV/AIDS Coalition (YWCHAC)

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Young Women of Color HIV/AIDS Coalition (YWCHAC)

OUR MISSION: To address HIV and the structural issues that impact the lives of young women of color ages 13-24.

The Young Women of Color HIV/AIDS Coalition is an organization for, and of, young women of color that fosters their development in organizing and advocacy skills while supporting them to make healthy life choices and maximizing their human potential to change the climate in which decisions about them are being made.

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