There are currently 1.1 million people in the United States living with HIV/AIDS. 1 in 4 of those living with HIV/AIDS are women. Women of color are at even greater risk, accounting for the majority of new infections among women. Here is another startling fact, 1 in 5 American with HIV do not know that they are positive.
Walgreens has teamed up with Greater Than AIDS for a national watch party on, Sunday January 19, 2014, during which the documentary We Are Empowered will be watched and discussed. Join us Wednesday, January 15, 2014 for the #WeAreEmpowered Twitter Party. We will discuss the upcoming documentary being aired on VH1, and ways that you can stay safe and empower yourself.
The #WeAreEmpowered campaign really hits close to home for me. I have a female relative who has been living with the HIV virus for many years. She contracted the virus from her husband, who had unknowingly been living with the disease for many years. Sadly, he learned of his illness too late and was lost to an AIDS related brain tumor. I am thankful that my family member learned of her illness before it was too late for her also. HIV/AIDS can touch anyone, male or female, of any age or color. You can even get the disease when in a monogamous relationship, like my dear relative, if your partner is not being tested regularly. So please, I urge you to get educated about the disease and get tested.
Join me at the #WeAreEmpowered Twitter Party on SoFabChats!
DATE: Wednesday, January 15, 2014
TIME: 8:00 – 9:00 PM ET
PRIZES: 5 winners $100 Walgreens Gift Cards and 1 – Empowered Prize Pack
Early Bird: 1 winner: 1 – $50 Walgreens Gift Card and 1 – Empowered Prize Pack
RSVP: #WeAreEmpowered Party Page
LOCATION: SoFabChats Tweet Grid
CO HOSTS: @7onashoestring, @SavvyMomNYC, @aboutamom, @JManMillerBug
SPECIAL GUEST: @Walgreens
PARTY RULES: #WeAreEmpowered Official Rules
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— About a Mom (@aboutamom) January 14, 2014
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