March 10th is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Sunday, March 10th
2PM-4PM

at The Billy DeFrank LGBTQ Community Center
938 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126

The Women’s Discussion Group at The Billy DeFrank LGBTQ Community Center in conjunction with the Santa Clara County HIV Commission and Getting To Zero invite you to spend an afternoon with us.

Keynote Speaker, Sarah Lewis, MD
STD/HIV Controller and Assistant Public Health Officer for Santa Clara County

Every year on March 10 — and throughout the month of March — local, state, federal, and national organizations come together to show support for women and girls impacted by HIV and AIDS. National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) sheds light on the impact of HIV and AIDS on women and girls. This year marks the 13th annual observance.

We’ve made tremendous progress against HIV and AIDS in the U.S., but women remain vulnerable to infection — especially African-American and Hispanic women. Any woman who has sex can get HIV, regardless of race, ethnicity, age, or sexual orientation. Currently, there are 1.1 million people in the U.S. living with HIV, and nearly a quarter of them are women (23%).