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Lambda Pi Chi Sorority Observes National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Thursday, March 9, 2017   (0 Comments)
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Daniela Trammell

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Lambda Pi Chi Sorority Observes National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day


NEW YORK (March 10, 2017) - Today, Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Incorporated observes National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) in alignment with the organization’s national philanthropic effort of L.E.A.A.P: Latinas Educating on AIDS Awareness and Prevention. Lambda Pi Chi use the day to raise awareness online and within the community about women and girls are impacted by HIV/AIDS. 


According to the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there has been a decline in the number of new HIV diagnoses among women by 40% during 2005 and 2014. However, the CDC also acknowledges that 1 in 4 women are living with HIV, and that black/African-American and Hispanic/Latina women continue to be disproportionately impacted by HIV in comparison to their counterparts within other races/ethnicities.


Lambda Pi Chi joins other HIV/AIDS advocates on NWGHAAD seeking to empower women and girls to make the best choices in reducing the spread of the disease. The Sorority promotes educating ourselves and the community about the facts and myths of HIV/AIDS; knowing one’s status through testing; practicing safe sex; and following proper safety guidelines for individuals working within professions who may be in contact with persons or item with the disease.


To learn more about NWGHAAD: www.womenshealth.gov/nwghaad 

To learn more about HIV/AIDS, visit: www.aids.gov 

To find testing location in your area, visit: https://gettested.cdc.gov 

 

 

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About Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. (LPC)

The first Latina focused sorority founded at an Ivy-league institution, Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc., was established on April 16,1988 at Cornell University. Comprised of undergraduate, graduate, and professional women, Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc., seeks to unify women

through the promotion of community service programs that highlight the contributions of women and people of color with an emphasis on the Latina and offer opportunities for academic and professional advancement to members of historically underrepresented groups.


For further information visit our website at www.lambdapichi.org or email us at info@lambdapichi.org.

 

 

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