Laredo, Texas — The City of Laredo Health Department (CLHD), through their HIV/AIDS Program, is joining the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office on Women’s Health (OWH) in taking action against HIV/AIDS. On Monday, March 12, 2012, the City of Laredo Health Department will hold an event and information booth in honor of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day where women and girls in the community will receive a FREE HIV Rapid Test and information on women’s health. The event will be held at City of Laredo Health Department LETS Program 2600 Cedar Avenue.
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a nationwide observance held each year on March 10 to raise awareness of the increasing impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls and empower people and communities to take action. This National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and OWH is collaborating with the Greater Than AIDS campaign and asking, “What’s your deciding moment?” According to Greater Than AIDS, deciding moments are everyday opportunities to take action against HIV, whether it is being tested, talking with friends and family, using condoms, practicing abstinence, or taking medications as directed.