The Women’s Institute provides community health education, prevention programming and advocacy on behalf of women, girls and families living with and affected by HIV and AIDS.
We aim to honor you and your community by challenging social, economic and political frameworks that put your health at risk.
The Women's Institute at GMHC understands that women have many roles. To name a few, we are friends, sisters, lovers, mothers, grandmothers, wives, and girlfriends. This is why we have created a space that supports and advocates for the whole woman.
The work of the Women's Institute embraces an acknowledgement that AIDS is a woman's issue. In more than two decades of the AIDS epidemic, the proportion of women among all AIDS diagnoses in New York City has climbed from 11% to 32%. African-American and women of color continue to be disproportionately affected. A full 25,000 New York City women — most of them African-American or Latina — are living with a diagnosis of HIV and many more are not even aware that they have the virus.
Our prevention programming and services are focused on the community-level and seek to shift social norms and attitudes about HIV among women.
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