National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) – March 10

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) is a nationwide initiative, coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health to raise awareness of the increasing impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls. Read more about NWGHAAD.

When women are faced with HIV/AIDS, their physical health is not the only issue at hand. Often accompanying the physical illness associated with the virus are mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety.

The Office on Women’s Health has two publications—one for health professionals and one for consumers—that focus on building positive awareness about women’s mental health. They address environmental and cultural barriers to seeking help and suggest gender-appropriate strategies for recovery.

Did you know that Botvin LifeSkills Training has been proven effective in reducing/preventing HIV risk behavior? Visit our website to learn more about evaluation studies on LST: http://www.lifeskillstraining.com/evaluation.php

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