National Women & Girls AIDS Awareness Day
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day was celebrated by CAS in 2012 & 2013. See the gallery below for photos from our 2013 event!
Women represent 23% of all HIV cases in the US (2009), and black and Latina women are affected at disproportionately high rates compared to women of other races/ethnicities. Unprotected heterosexual contact is the primary mode of HIV infection amongst women. National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is an annual campaign to raise public understanding of HIV and its impact on women.
For the past two years, Community Access Services has hosted "Celebrate You," a free event aimed at raising awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women--especially women of color--in the U.S. These events have featured guest speakers, health information, disease screenings and HIV testing, along with the opportunity for participants to enjoy free beauty treatments from local salon professionals, raffle prizes, refreshments, and have a professional studio portrait taken.