National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day PSA





 On March 10, we observe National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.  This year�s theme - Taking Action to Save Our Lives - is a first step toward making sure that women and girls have the information and support they need to make healthy decisions.


As women, we are so often the caretakers of our families and our friends.  But we must also learn to be the caretakers of our own health.


There is so much each of us can do: Learn the facts, empower ourselves with knowledge so we avoid exposure risks, seek the support of others, and, most importantly, get tested for HIV.


CDC recommends that all Americans between the ages of 13 and 64 be tested for HIV as a routine part of their medical care.


Learn more about HIV prevention at

You can also learn where HIV testing is available at


Julie Louise Gerberding, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention



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