The Gay Men’s Health Crisis released the following statement on National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD), an annual observance on March 10 that is coordinated by the HHS Office on Women’s Health and seeks to empower women and girls to learn the importance of HIV and AIDS prevention, care, and treatment.
STATEMENT BY GMHC CEO KELSEY LOUIE:
“Unbeknownst to many, 27 percent of all new HIV cases are attributed to women. On National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we focus on the threat of HIV facing women of all nationalities and ages and urge steps toward promoting comprehensive sex education and affordable access to healthcare and treatment. GMHC is a safe space with programs and services for all genders. As the future of our nation’s healthcare system remains uncertain, we will fight harder than ever to further our mission of fighting to end AIDS and uplift the lives of all affected.” V
Via Press Release
About Gay Men’s Health Crisis
Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) is the world’s first HIV/AIDS service organization. GMHC is on the front lines providing services to nearly 10,000 people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Programs include: testing, prevention, nutrition, legal, supportive housing, mental health services, and substance use services. GMHC also advocates for stronger public policies at the local, state and federal level with the goal of ending AIDS as an epidemic. For more information, visit www.gmhc.org.