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For Women's History Month New Jersey Women and AIDS Network Launches 'I Stand With NJWAN' HIV Action and Awareness Campaign
Date:3/15/2010

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- New Jersey Women and AIDS Network (NJWAN), the only statewide female-specific AIDS service organization, has launched "I Stand With NJWAN", a year-long HIV action and awareness campaign intended to mobilize families, individuals, corporations, social service agencies, and the faith-based community to band together and stand up for the lives of women in NJ. At 35%, New Jersey has the highest estimated proportion of women living with AIDS in the nation. To learn more about the campaign, please visit http://njwan.org/campaign/index.html or call NJWAN at 732-846-4462.

Monique Howard, NJWAN executive director warns that, "No longer can we exist in silos.  We have to work together, shoulder-to-shoulder, within our neighborhoods, city and state to protect ourselves from HIV disease and our loved ones.  The silence, shame and the stigma associated with HIV must not continue to destroy our families."

Stand with NJWAN:

  1. Spring Into Action -- Attend the luncheon, silent auction and awards event on March 27, 2010 at the Pines Manor.  For tickets visit http://njwan.org/events.html
  2. Take the Pledge – Pledging is FREE. The 2010 goal is 5000 pledges. Sign a pledge card, then take action to increase awareness about HIV/AIDS.
  3. Become a Partner – Demonstrate your active investment in women in NJ and become a corporate sponsor, event host and/or NJWAN workshop attendee.
  4. Attend A Round Table Discussion – Participate in local small group discussions organized by NJWAN and contribute ideas and strategies to help end the silence.
  5. 100 Notable Women – Let NJWAN highlight your daily HIV/AIDS work as an influential woman leader.

About New Jersey Women and AIDS Network (NJWAN)

Established in 1988, New Jersey Women and AIDS Network (NJWAN) is the only statewide female-specific AIDS service organization in New Jersey.  NJWAN provides comprehensive services to women infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS.  Our mission is to provide health/wellness and education programs in an effort to reduce the spread of HIV infection in women; support the self-determination of women living with HIV/AIDS to better access quality care and treatment; educate service providers and the community-at-large; and advocate for appropriate policies ensuring access to health care, treatment, housing and other support services vital to the women and AIDS pandemic.

SOURCE New Jersey Women and AIDS Network

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