Thursday, March 10, 2011

Happy National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day!

Did you know that HIV/AIDS affects nearly 280,000 women in the United States?   And research has shown that when compared to men, women face gaps in access and care.

Because of this, the Greater Buffalo Chapter of the American Red Cross began providing HIV/AIDS services and education to the community in the 1980’s.  We offer several free, confidential programs year-round, including the Women’s HIV/AIDS Prevention & Care Initiative, which provides HIV/AIDS prevention education to women who are at high risk.

As a way to help celebrate this day of awareness, we're hosting a “Girls Night Out, Part 2” tomorrow, Friday, March 11th from 5:30pm-9:00pm at 786 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo. 

The event is free and includes:
·         Dinner
·         A showing of the Tyler Perry movie, “For Colored Girls”
·         A discussion about women, trauma and healing facilitated by Dr. Lorraine Peeler.

And the Planned Parenthood of WNY Medical Mobile Unit will be offering:
·         STD screening
·         HIV testing
·         Pregnancy testing
·         Gynecological exams! 

If you’re interested in attending the event or would like to know more, please call 716.884.6711 ext 208 or e-mail  Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP!!

For more information about National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness day or the HIV/AIDS Services department at the Greater Buffalo Chapter, please contact Monica Brown, Director, HIV/AIDS services at 878-2394, or visit

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