Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will observe Sunday, March 10, as National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day by adding the Bronx Borough President’s Office to the list of locations where NYC Condoms are available.
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day sheds light on the disease's often overlooked impact on women and girls, and empowers them to make a difference by taking action in different ways, such as:
· Telling women and girls how to prevent HIV/AIDS
· Getting more women and girls to get tested in an effort to reduce the number of people who become infected with HIV/ AIDS
· Providing services to those living with the disease
Women and girls are not the only ones who are at risk of getting infected. All age groups, nationalities, and people of varying sexual orientation are vulnerable to HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. Everyone must take responsibility to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS. In December 2012, the New York Post reported that 68 percent of neighborhoods in the Bronx “were found to have ‘high’ rates of more than one STD.”
“If you mean to be sexually active, you must do so responsibly. My office will continue to offer NYC Condoms for distribution, and I hope that this access will help curb the spread of STD’s in our borough,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
NYC Condoms will now be available in the Borough President’s constituent services unit, 851 Grand Concourse, Room 209, Bronx, NY 10451.
The following link is a listing of NYC’s Health Department FREE Clinic in the Bronx:http://www.nyc.gov/html/hia/