We Want You To Know… This year on March 10th is the 18th National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD). The purpose of NWGHAAD, 25 years after the start of the epidemic, was and is to increase the knowledge and reduce the impact of HIV on women and girls.

March 10th this year marks the 18th anniversary of the National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD). Launched 25 years after the start of the AIDS epidemic by the U.S Department of Health...

We want you to know that one in four people living with HIV in the United States is a woman and in 2021, 30.2% of all new HIV infections in Massachusetts were women, this is a significant increase in the numbers of women currently becoming infected and at risk for HIV.

 This is vital to understand for many of these women are of childbearing age. In fact, every year, approximately 5,000 women with HIV give birth in the United States. In addition to primary prevention...

We Want You to Know…Women and Men have very different experiences, health outcomes, and health challenges living with HIV. Promoting Self-Care and dedicated engagement in a women’s health care journey needs to be a priority and reflective of the special considerations of women living with HIV. HOCC’s December Program: “Women Living with HIV: Advances in HIV Treatment and Prevention” and January’s Program “How to Manage Your Health and HIV” will lead this vital discussion for women into 2024.

We want you to know that one in four people living with HIV in the United States is a woman and in 2021, 30.2% of all new HIV infections in Massachusetts were women. This...

We want you to know… December 1 marks the 35th commemoration of World AIDS Day (WAD), an annual event that reminds us that HIV and HIV-related stigma remain public health threats. WHO’s message for WAD 2023 is “Let Communities Lead!” To deepen this theme the UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous – proposed that “communities must lead on ending AIDS and women’s voices must lead the communities” .

This year, the focus of World AIDS Day has to be more than a celebration of the achievements of communities – this year is a real call to action to enable and support communities...

We Want You to Know… When the first World AIDS Day was held in 1988, an estimated 625,000 people were living with HIV1.   Today, an estimated 38 million people are living with HIV, many of whom are not aware they are HIV infected.  Since 1981, when the first HIV case was reported, an estimated 35,000,000 people have died of AIDS.

World AIDS Day 2023 Since 1988, December 1 has been designated by the World Health Organization as World AIDS Day as a platform to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS, and to honor the lives of...

We Want You to Know… The importance of Juneteenth as a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. It is also called Emancipation Day or Juneteenth Independence Day. The name “Juneteenth” references the date of the holiday, combining the words “June” and “nineteenth.”

“Juneteenth has never been a celebration of victory, or an acceptance of the way things are. It’s a celebration of progress. It’s an affirmation that despite the most painful parts of our history, change...

We Want You To Know… Since 2005, March 10 marks the annual observance of the National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD). March 2023 is the 18th annual NWHAAD’s  to raise awareness about  all women living with, affected, by, and at risk for HIV.  Yes, women in 2023 continue to be deeply impacted by HIV across the lifespan and need the continued resources and support that all people need who live with HIV.  Let’s use this month not only as a “nationwide observance day” and to raise awareness, but to make a real difference in the health and wellness of women and girls day living with and at risk for HIV.

Since 2005, March 10 marks the annual observance of the National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD). March 2023 is the 18th annual NWHAAD’s  to raise awareness about  all women living with, affected,...