OpEd: Standing With a Sisterhood to Fight Against HIV

Published Monday, March 14, 2016
by Wendy Leonard, MD, AAHIVS and Linda Goler Blount, MPH


March 10th was National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - a day is to raise awareness of the impact of HIV and AIDS on women and girls in the United States. Many Americans believe this is a passé issue and that in 2016 women would know everything they need to know about this infection and ways to protect themselves. Unfortunately, they are wrong. The reality is, accessing this information and then acting on this knowledge is nearly impossible when we doubt our worthiness, capability or potential.