Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County, is hosting a free event, “Rocking our Red Pumps”, to recognize National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Friday, March 15 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Boonshoft School of Medicine Research Center
3171 Research Blvd Kettering, OH 45420

This National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day encourages women and girls to make the best choices when it comes to sexual health.

As of June 30, 2018, there were 303 females living with a diagnosis of HIV in Montgomery County. This represents 20% of the total HIV infections.

While HIV and AIDS can be confusing, women can learn how to stay safe and healthy, and educate friends and family to do the same. Keep in mind, the “best defense against HIV is a good offense.” Love yourself, practice safer sex, and take action to help end HIV and AIDS.

Join in the HIV response! Put on your red pumps (or any red shoes) and come enjoy Girl Talk with Mocktails and hors d’oeuvres. There will be a variety of educational activities including FREE HIV testing, fun entertainment, and the “Cutest Red Shoes” contest.

Call: 937-225-4023 by March 13 to RSVP.

Protect yourself and your partner by:

  • It is important that parents talk about sex, contraception and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) with their teens.
  • Using condoms the right way every time you have sex.
  • Choosing less risky sexual behaviors.
  • Limiting your number of sexual partners.
  • Never sharing needles.
  • Talking to your doctor about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) if you are at very high risk for HIV.
  • Talking to your doctor about post-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) if you think you may have been exposed to HIV within the last 3 days through sex, sharing needles and works, or a sexual assault.
  • Getting treated if you are HIV-positive.
  • Getting tested and encouraging others to do the same.

Get Tested at the Following Locations

Testing Sites Testing Hours

Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County

Public Health Clinic
117 S. Main Street
Dayton, OH 45422
(937) 225-4550

Public Health Outreach Office
201 Riverside Drive, Suite 1-C
Dayton, OH 45405
(937) 496-7133 Dr.

Charles R. Drew Health Center
1323 W. Third Street, Room # 608
Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 225-4023

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