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LGBT Health Awareness Week – Addressing LGBT Health Disparities Across the Board

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When President Obama, joined by leaders throughout his Administration and in Congress, fought to pass the Affordable Care Act, he did it for one overwhelming reason: to ensure that every American has access to quality, affordable health care. He did it knowing that there were – and continue to be – groups facing significant health…

XOXO: Put Your #BestDefense Into Play

NWGHAAD Best Defense

Editor’s Note: As we lead up to this week’s observance of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, here are HIV prevention tips and resources from the Office on Women’s Health.  Ever heard the phrase “The Best Defense Is a Good Offense”? Sure, it’s generally a sports phrase, but why can’t it apply to sex,…

Care Counts: Women, Families, and the Affordable Care Act Challenge Contest

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Editor’s note: For more information about the contest, including rules, updates, and discussions, please visit the Care Counts page at www.carecounts.challenge.gov. About the Challenge Women are often at the center of healthy and resilient families; they make approximately 80% of all family health care decisions and are more likely to be the primary caregivers for…

National Women’s Health Week

National Women's Health Week. It's Your Time!

Yesterday was not only Mother’s Day, but it also was the start of the 12th annual National Women’s Health Week (NWHW). According to Nancy C. Lee, MD, Director of the Office on Women’s Health: The aim of this day is to raise public awareness about the importance of women’s health and encourage women and girls…

Multiple Community Partners Collaborate to Address HIV/AIDS Among Women in the Pacific Northwest

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Later this month I will have the honor of speaking to a regional training conference about women of color and HIV/AIDS for health professionals from the Pacific Northwest. This training is just one of many important local, state, and regional community mobilizations aligned with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy that are unfolding across the country. Like…

Taking Action for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: What can you do?

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March 10 National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD). This annual observance encourages people to take action around HIV and to educate each other about the epidemic’s impact on women and girls. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), “Women and girls of color—especially black women and girls—bear a…

March 10 – Redoubling Our Efforts on National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD)

Today, we commemorate the 5th annual National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to participate in a briefing held by the National Alliance for State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) and the HHS Office on Women’s Health with important leaders in Congress. The event highlighted how the domestic epidemic is…

Taking Action to Respond to HIV and AIDS Among Women and Girls

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National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD)

Did you know that every 35 minutes a woman tests positive for HIV in the U.S.? That’s why the Office on Women’s Health (OWH) is encouraging women to get tested and help raise awareness of the increasing impact of HIV and AIDS on women and girls for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD)…