One Community Health Recognizes Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
One Community Health Recognizes Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Focusing on Disparities among Black and Latin Women
[Sacramento, CA] – One Community Health, the largest HIV provider in the greater Sacramento area, is observing Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on March 10 by highlighting the disparities that Black and Latin women face in accessing healthcare and addressing their increased risk of HIV infection. This year’s theme, “Prevention and Testing at Every Age. Care and Treatment at Every Stage,” emphasizes the importance of addressing HIV/AIDS stigma to promote prevention, testing, and treatment.
Despite advancements in HIV prevention and treatment, Black and Latin women continue to bear a disproportionate burden of the HIV epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2018, Black women accounted for 59% of new HIV diagnoses among women, and Latin women accounted for 17% of new diagnoses.
“As a healthcare provider, we must acknowledge and address the disparities that Black and Latin women face in accessing healthcare services, including HIV prevention and treatment,” said Michelle Monroe, CEO of One Community Health. “We must also work to reduce the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS to promote testing and treatment, which are critical to ending the epidemic.”
One Community Health is dedicated to providing comprehensive, accessible, and culturally sensitive care to all individuals affected by HIV/AIDS, including Black and Latin women. Our team of healthcare professionals offers HIV testing, prevention education, treatment, and support services to help individuals living with HIV achieve optimal health outcomes and improve their quality of life.
“On Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we reaffirm our commitment to addressing the unique challenges that Black and Latin women face in accessing HIV prevention and treatment services,” said Dr. Antonio Balatbat, Chief Medical Officer of One Community Health. “We must continue to work collaboratively to break down barriers to care and ensure that all individuals have access to the care they need to achieve optimal health outcomes.”
To commemorate Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, One Community Health will be hosting a Women’s Health Summit on March 12, 2023 from 12:30pm-4:00pm. This event aims to educate and empower women and girls to take control of their mental health, reproductive health and protect themselves from HIV/AIDS. Registration is open here.
For more information about One Community Health’s HIV/AIDS services and Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, please visit our website at https://onecommunityhealth.com/.
About One Community Health: One Community Health is a nonprofit community health center serving the greater Sacramento area with a mission to advance health and social justice for all. Our team of healthcare professionals provides comprehensive, high-quality medical, dental, and behavioral healthcare services to individuals and families in a culturally sensitive, linguistically appropriate, and compassionate manner, regardless of their ability to pay.