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March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Hydeia Broadbent, a prominent HIV/AIDS activist who gained media attention for being a part of America’s “first generation of children born HIV positive” in the late 1980s, died this week. She was 39. She appeared on a Nickelodeon special about HIV and AIDS with Magic Johnson in 1992, shortly after the basketball star’s own public diagnosis with HIV. When it was her turn to talk, Broadbent began to sob, pleading, “I just want people to know that we’re just normal people.” Read more about Hydeia from NBC here.


On March 10, the US Department of Health and Human Service’s Office on Women’s Health (OWH) celebrates National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) to raise awareness about prevention, treatment, and the impact of HIV/AIDS for women and girls across the nation. Get involved by using OWH’s resources and toolkit.