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Sexual assault and HIV | Sexual assault awareness month| HIV awareness

It's very unfortunate, but times are changing, and much to my dismay, things are becoming more dark and grim. I’d love to be calling out April Fools today when I talk about the high risk of contracting HIV/AIDS from being sexually assaulted, but this is no joke. Every month has its own awareness campaigns and April is no different, this month its sexual assault awareness month. What is sexual assault? Sexual assault is an act in which a person intentionally sexually touches another person without that person's consent, or coerces or physically forces a person to engage in a sexual act against their will. From reading this definition you can understand why it plays a role in the amount of people who contract HIV on a yearly...

JOIN THE SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN TO PREVENT SEXUAL ASSAULTS

The Office on Women’s Health (OWH) believes that violence against women is never acceptable. Violence and abuse affect girls and women from all kinds of backgrounds and of all ages every day. In the United States, most women who have been raped were younger than 25 when the rape happened and almost half of female rape victims were under the age of 18. We need the help of young people like you to end sexual assault. Start by sharing a social media message below, it just may help a save life. FACEBOOK MESSAGES FOR FRIENDS: It’s ok if you don’t want to have sex. A good boyfriend or girlfriend will respect your decisions about your body. http://go.usa.gov/cAg3j #SAAM No one should pressure you to have sex. If this...