Thursday, March 10, 2011

Rock the Red Pumps (or Red Dress)

Today is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD). Created by the Office of Women’s Health, NWGHAAD is recognized on March 10th of every year with the goal is of bringing women together to encourage dialogue and educate women and girls about the increasing impact of HIV/AIDS epidemic on our lives.

Every 35 minutes, a woman tests positive for HIV in the United States. Though much progress has been made in the areas of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, women still represent 27 percent of all new AIDS diagnoses, with African-American women making up an overwhelming 66 percent of that number. In 2006, teen girls represented 39% of AIDS cases reported among 13–19 year-olds. Black teens represented 69% of cases reported among 13–19 year-olds; Latino teens represented 19%. These startling statistics are the driving force behind Red Pump's message.

As you honor NWGHAAD, Rock the Red asks that you take the time to ask a friend and/or family member when is the last time that they've been tested. Knowing your status is such an important step in the fight against HIV/AIDS. For a list of HIV testing sites, you can visit hivtest.org.

Together we can fight this disease by making people aware and educated.

Sadly, I do not have a pair of red pumps (I do have red cowboy boots but I didn't thing they would be work appropriate)....so instead I am Rocking my Red Dress. Seen here:

One more shot of my red dress!!! HEHE!

And these are the red pumps I wanted to buy:The Steve Madden Urgency Pump in Red Patent Leather! Yummy!
For more information on the Red Pump Project click here!

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