World Aids Day #WAD2014

World Aids Day

By: Ms. K

World AIDS Day. December 1.

December 1 is World Aids Day. The theme for 2014 is “Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-free Generation.”  It is important that you make sure you practice safe sex, and always get tested.

World Health Organization states that World Aids Day  has the “opportunity to harness the power of social change to put people first and close the access gap. Ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 is possible, but only by closing the gap between people who have access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services and people who are being left behind. Closing the gap means empowering and enabling all people, everywhere, to access the services they need.

Did you know that in 2013: There were 35 million people living with HIV.

The White House will host an event at noon to recognize the observation of World Aids Day.

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STD Awareness Month

STD Awareness Month

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By: Ms. K

April is the annual awareness for STD . It’s very important that we practice safe sex. Even if your in a long term committed relationship make sure you get annually tested. I can still remember my freshman year in college almost 9 yrs ago. I can remember  going to a meeting and the health office talking about practicing safe sex. At that point I was not having sex so I was listening, but not listening at the same time. When the nurse informed us that you can’t judge a book by its cover you never know if  a person is affected or not affected. Make sure you wrap up! Continue reading “STD Awareness Month”

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Women and Girls HIV/ AIDS Awareness Day

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By: Ms. K

Today March 10, 2014 is National Women and Girls HIV/ AIDS Awareness Day. Know your status, get informed, and get empowered.“At the end of 2010 1 out of 4 people living with diagnose of HIV infection in the United States were women.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

“We are empowered” is an intimate and inspiring conversation with Alicia Keys and five women living with HIV in the U.S.

 

To get more information: 

Greater Than AIDS

http://aidsinfo.nih.gov/education-materials/hiv-aids-awareness-days/149/national-women-and-girls-hiv-aids-awareness-day