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Ambassadors are well-known individuals in entertainment, sports, business, and other industries who are voluntarily helping the Office on Women's Health (OWH) shed light on HIV/AIDS and its impact on women and girls. Ambassadors attend Meetups and engage in other promotional activities, such as social media and interviews for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
Please note: The Office on Women's Health does not endorse or promote Ambassadors who participate in activities in connection with National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day or the products or services of the individuals or promoted by the individuals. In addition, an Ambassador's support of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day does not represent affiliation with the Office or HHS.
Fátima Ptacek, actress and voice of Dora in Nickelodeon's Dora the Explorer "As a 13-year-old girl and the youngest Ambassador for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, I feel particularly responsible to get the message out to young women and girls that awareness about the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS is essential at our age too! It's so important to be educated about HIV/AIDS and to spread the word among our peers. I'm so fortunate to have a role in working toward an HIV/AIDS-free generation!"
Gabriela Isler, Miss Universe 2013 "As Miss Universe, I will work to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS throughout my reign. The Miss Universe Organization's mission is to inspire women around the world to handle any situation with confidence. I believe this can be taken into perspective with what message National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day sends to women: Have the courage to get tested, be confident in knowing your status, and be knowledgeable in order to share valuable information with other women in our lives."Photo credit: Fadil Berisha
Isadore Boni, AIDS survivor and Native American HIV/AIDS advocate "A third-world country exists in America. We are that world. We matter."
Tamika Williams, business owner and global mentor "Over 1 million people [in the United States] live with HIV today, but with treatments and healthy living, we can win the fight. Please join OWH, Nationwide Insurance, the WNBA, the NBA, and me in our battle to prevent HIV in Ohio, Dallas, and across the country!"
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Content last updated February 4, 2014.