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Health Department Observes Women, Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Mar 06, 2019

The Cumberland County Department of Public Health is participating in a National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day event on March 9, from 1 to 5 p.m., at Smith Recreation Center, 1520 Slater Ave., Fayetteville.

Each year on March 10 national organizations come together to show support for women and girls living with HIV and AIDS. National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day sheds light on the impact of living with HIV and AIDS and educates and empowers women and girls to protect themselves so they can lead a physically and mentally healthy life.

The event will feature keynote speaker Stephanie Robinson Alexander, an attorney who will discuss “Women, HIV and the Law.” There will be a screening of the movie, “Reflections,” which highlights three high school girls and their risks of contracting HIV/AIDS. Additionally, the 2018 Humanitarians will be recognized for their work in the field of HIV. Local exhibitors will also be available to share resources and information about HIV/AIDS. 

For more information about the National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, visit

The Cumberland County Department of Public Health STD Clinic offers screening, diagnosis, treatment and counseling for sexually transmitted diseases and HIV. HIV/AIDS testing and counseling are free. The STD clinic is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Although appointments are strongly encouraged, walk-ins are accepted. Call 910-433-3600 to make an appointment.

For more information on HIV/AIDS prevention, contact the Cumberland County Department of Public Health at 910-433-3980.

This event is sponsored by The Public Health Department, City of Fayetteville Economic and Community Development, Fayetteville/Cumberland Parks and Recreation, Cumberland County HIV Task Force, Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church, DBA Maurice McDonald Trucking, Zu-Rich, LLC and Act Like a Lady, Inc. 


If you would like more information about the Cumberland County Department of Public Health’s programs and services, health-related data, or community resources, please call 910-433-3600 or visit with someone at the information desk, or visit our website at Comments are welcome and can be submitted on our website at The Health Department is located at 1235 Ramsey St. in Fayetteville.