National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
March 10th, 2006 marks the first National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day to raise awareness of the increasing impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on women and girls.
In the United States, women represent a rising share of AIDS cases, increasing from only 8% of new AIDS diagnoses in 1985 to 27% by 2004.
The official website for the day can be found at: http://www.omhrc.gov/hivaidsobservances/women/index.html, which also has a number of posters, flyers, and fact-sheets available for your use.
The Kaiser Family Foundation has updated an excellent fact sheet that provides the latest data on women and HIV/AIDS in the U.S., and several other resources on women and HIV/AIDS:
- StateHealthFacts.org: This site includes data on various topics of women’s health and the HIV/AIDS epidemic broken down by state.
- Women and Health Care; A National Profile: This national survey of women on their health also examines women’s health care costs, insurance, access to care, prevention, and their role in family health care.
- Women and HIV/AIDS in the United States: Setting an Agenda for the Future: This package of resources includes a discussion of the growing HIV/AIDS epidemic among women and the video "Hidden Crisis: Women and AIDS in America," a documentary created by Rory Kennedy and Moxie Firecracker films that profiles three women living with HIV/AIDS.
For information on events in the Seattle area visit: www.freewebs.com/aliveinthesepages
In support of this event, Project Red Talon has developed a factsheet for Indian Country that you can print and share with community members.
Stephanie N. Craig Rushing, MPH
Project Director - Project Red Talon
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
527 SW Hall, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97201
Ph: (503) 228-4185 Toll free: 877-955-5519
Fax: (503) 228-8182
Mission of the Red Talon STD/HIV Coalition: Our goal is to reduce the prevalence of STDs among American Indians and Alaska Natives in the Pacific Northwest by uniting to share wisdom, data, and resources, identify and address common priorities, and develop strategies to eliminate STD-related disparities.
2006 Feminist Women's Health Center