A Quick Reality Check*
– Approximately 40 percent of new infections among blacks are now occurring among those aged 13 and 29 years.
– HIV is now the third leading cause of death among black women in the prime of their lives – those aged 35 to 44 years.
– 1 in 4 TEEN girls in the U.S. are infected with at least one STD. STDs increase a person’s susceptibility to HIV infection!
What would you do if your daughter came home and told you she tested positive for HIV? Do something to make sure this scenario never happens! Every woman, mother, daughter, sister, & aunt needs to attend PAUSE….for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. On March 10th, Demoiselle 2 Femme, NFP will host a 2-hour symposium designed for women and girls ages 12 and up! You will be enlightened by personal stories of HIV/AIDS, empowered through education shared by medical and health professionals and encouraged to take action with a toolkit that will assist you in empowering others to PAUSE! On-site HIV testing provided. Please Register TODAY!
Even if you are not in Chicago, or cannot attend this particular event, PLEASE incorporate some kind of activity or discussion in your circles about this topic. We need to be proactive instead of reactive! Let’s create a legacy of health for our daughters and future generations.
Feel free to share in the comments details about any events being hosted in your community for National
Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
*For more statistics visit www.cdc.org