"One in four people with HIV in the United States are women or girls over the age of 13."
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- March 10, is officially National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
This day focuses on the continuing efforts to raise awareness and encourage women and girls to get tested and know their status.
According to the Florida Department of Health, Florida's HIV/AIDS cases are growing at an alarming rate.
Florida is ranked third in the U.S. in AIDS cases and second in the nation of HIV cases.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health not only want to encourage women and girls to find out their HIV/AIDS status but also motivate those who are HIV positive to get the proper care and treatment necessary to possibly reach viral suppression.
OWH will engage in a social media Thunderclap to create the attention necessary to make a profound statement on this ongoing epidemic.
Free Screenings and Awareness Events Scheduled Monday:
Monday, March 10, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
1393 Kings Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32209
Northeast Florida HIV and STD Testing Centers: