HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAYS
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) is observed each year on March 10. This year’s theme is HIV Prevention Starts with ME: Ending the HIV Epidemic Together. DOH-Duval will be promoting this awareness day to encourage everyone to take steps to protect themselves from HIV.
HIV and AIDS By the Numbers - Duval County, 2019:
- 24.3% of new HIV diagnoses are female
- 28.6% of new AIDS diagnoses are female
- 2,197 women in Duval live with HIV
- 1,227 women in Duval live with AIDS
- Heterosexual contact is the biggest risk factor among women
- 18.1% of women with HIV are not receiving treatment
DOH-Duval will be hosting a NWGHAAD event to provide free HIV testing:
Date: Friday, March 12, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: El Bacon de Lola, 12025 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32246
Pregnancy and HIV - Facts vs Myths (155 KB PDF)
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) is observed each year on February 7th to promote awareness and highlight the great work being done to reduce HIV in Black communities in the U.S.
Learn more about NBHAAD and find out how you can help increase HIV education, testing, community involvement, and treatment among black communities.
2019 Duval County Statistics Among the Black Community:
- 4,406 people living with HIV
- 167 new HIV diagnoses
- 86 people progressed to AIDS diagnoses
- 17.6% of people with HIV were not receiving treatment
Download and share the flyer. (515 KB PDF)
World AIDS Day was first observed in 1988. Each year, organizations and individuals across the world bring attention to the HIV epidemic, endeavor to increase HIV awareness and knowledge, speak out against HIV stigma, and call for an increased response to move toward Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America.
World AIDS Day is held annually on December 1st to bring attention to the HIV epidemic and speak out against HIV stigma. This year’s theme is “Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Resilience and Impact.”
National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) is observed each year on October 15 to increase awareness of the impact of HIV on the Hispanic/Latino population in the United States. The NLAAD campaign promotes HIV testing and prevention, and provides information on access to care for Hispanic/Latino communities across the nation.