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Maine: Women's AIDS Day Scheduled for March 10

March 7, 2006

Across Maine on Friday, free HIV testing and education will be available as part of the state's first Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. In conjunction with AIDS service organizations and the state's HIV, STD and Viral Hepatitis Program, the Maine AIDS Alliance (MAA) organized the day to raise awareness of the increasing burden of HIV/AIDS on women and girls.

Statewide activities will include:

  • The "Women and Curriculum" lunch, an educational session about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women, noon-1 p.m., at the Memorial Union, University of Maine-Orono. Students, faculty and staff are welcome.


  • Free HIV testing, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., at Eastern Maine AIDS Network, 370 Harlow St., Bangor.

  • Free testing for Native American women and girls, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at Wabanaki Mental Health Association, 33 State St., Bangor.

  • Open house and free HIV testing, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Down East AIDS Network, 5A Water St. in Ellsworth. Next Step Domestic Violence Shelter is cosponsoring this event.

For more information, telephone MAA at 207-621-2924 or e-mail

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Adapted from:
Bangor Daily News

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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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