Oakland Mayor Proclaims March 10th Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Mayor Ron Dellums

WORLD lauded for its work in the Oakland Community

Mayor Dellums stated today, “It is imperative that we understand where we are in terms of HIV/AIDS and women. The rates of HIV/AIDS in women of color continues to climb, and we now know that AIDS is still the leading cause of death nationally among African American women ages 25-34 and the fourth leading cause of death in Latino women ages 35-44. By working together with organizations like WORLD in Oakland, we can help to educate and provide the needed support for women affected by the disease. I am proud to know that WORLD is diligently working in our community to uplift and uphold women and I fully support their efforts to eradicate the disease.” Read and download the entire press advisory.