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National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 01, 2016

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 

Naples, Fla. – The Department of Health in Collier County (DOH-Collier) is joining the national effort to educate women and girls about the risks of HIV and how to protect their health with free screening events throughout Collier County. National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) is observed on March 10th each year, and is an annual, nationwide observance that sheds light on the impact of HIV and AIDS on women and girls.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four people living with HIV in the United States is a woman 13 or older. In 2014, HIV was the 5th leading cause of death among women between the ages of 25-44. In Florida, HIV infection among adult women (ages 13+) accounted for only 11% of reported cases in 1987. That figure rose to 29% in 2005, but then decreased, down to 20% in 2014.

By the end of 2015, in Collier County alone, there were 1,704 reported cases of HIV infection. Women accounted for 469 (28%) of these cases within Collier County.

For this reason, DOH-Collier and its community partners are proud to sponsor the following events celebrating National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day:


Mar 7 FREE Rapid HIV Testing: Marion E. Feather Medical Center - Immokalee 8am - 4pm
Mar 8 FREE Rapid HIV Testing: Marion E. Feather Medical Center - Immokalee 8am - 4pm
Mar 9 FREE Rapid HIV Testing: Marion E. Feather Medical Center - Immokalee
FREE Rapid HIV Testing, Hepatitis & STD Screening: DOH-Collier -
Immokalee and Naples sites
8am - 4pm
8am - 4pm
Mar 10 FREE Rapid HIV Testing: Marion E. Feather Medical Center - Immokalee
FREE FREE Rapid HIV Testing, Hepatitis & STD Screening: DOH-Collier -
Immokalee and Naples sites
8am - 4pm
8am - 4pm
Mar 11

FREE Rapid HIV Testing: Marion E. Feather Medical Center - Immokalee

8am - 4pm

For more information about these events, please contact:

DOH-Collier Naples: 3339 East Tamiami Trail, Building H; Call (239) 252-8593
DOH-Collier Immokalee: 419 North First Street, Immokalee; Call (239) 252-7300
Marion E. Fether Medical Center: 1454 Madison Ave, Immokalee; Call (239) 658-3000

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