There is no question we've made huge strides in the fight against HIV/AIDS, but we still have long way to go up to rid the world of this horrific disease.
Today is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. HIV/AIDS disproportionately affects minority women in the United States. According to the 2005 census, Black and Latina women represent 24% of all US women combined, but account for 82% of the estimated total of AIDS diagnoses for women in 2005.
Today we rock our red pumps to stand with our sisters living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. We rock to red pump to empower women to be in control and protect their health. If we all grab our best friends and encourage them to know their status huge strides will be made in the fight against this disease.
Women have the amazing ability to nurture and support each other through the most difficult of life circumstances. The fight against HIV/AIDS requires that support and love.
My best friend is a huge support for me. Her health is just as important as my own. So we stand together to fight HIV/AIDS and we encourage you to stand with your best friends against it too.
We laugh together, we cry together, and we stay healthy together. Our red pump is not just a fashion statement its a symbol of our love and support for each other and all women in our community.
Be sure to check out the Red Pump Project
With love, Nia