National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

The US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health has declared March 10, 2013 to be National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.  Statistics are alarming. “Women of all ages can get HIV/AIDS, and they account for approximately 24 percent of all HIV diagnoses. Today, women represent a larger share of new HIV infections than they did earlier in the epidemic, with nearly 280,000 women living with HIV/AIDS in the United States.” (quote from National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day)

Learn more about HIV/AIDS by visiting the links below:
HIV AIDS Resource Center – Eastern Virginia Medical School 
Gender Inequalities and HIV (World Health Organization)
HIV/AIDS in Women (MedlinePlus)
HIV/AIDS (US Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health)

Curious to learn more about HIV/AIDS?  Search Eastern Virginia Medical School’s Edward E. Brickell Medical Sciences Library databases and collections – visit the library’s website at http://www.evms.edu/library/edward-e-brickell-medical-sciences-library-home.html

R. Smith

 

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