Today is National Women’s AIDS/HIV Awareness Day. One of the campaigns to help bring awareness is the #Rocktheredpumps campaign to help create awareness.
AIDS awareness is dear to my heart because my mother died of AIDS in 1986 due to a blood transfusion before they began checking blood. My mom and countless other black women died due to unchecked blood.
In the United States, there are 1.21 million people living with AIDS. HIV is the 5th leading cause of death in women in the United States ages 25-44.
New York has the highest number of women living with AIDS.
I wear my red pumps because I stand in agreement in raising awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls.
To find out more visit The Red Pump Project