As the Community Partner for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2012 (NWGHAAD), Community Education Group (CEG), in collaboration with Greater Than AIDS, launched a major public awareness campaign designed to bring widespread attention to the impact of HIV on women and girls in the United States. In support of this year’s themes; “Women and Girls are Greater Than AIDS” and “Every Moment is a Deciding Moment,” CEG and Greater Than AIDS encouraged events and activities that focus on the importance of self awareness and the power of knowledge.

As part of the public awareness campaign CEG reached out to local organizations throughout the nation to serve as our local partnership team.  As a community partner they were asked to host either a Town Hall meeting for women to discuss the National HIV/AIDS Strategy or to view and discuss the film “Many Women One Voice” — African American Women and HIV, or to host a testing event.  Response to this request was impressive, with more than half the states being represented.