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Every year on March 10 — and throughout the month of March — local, state, federal, and national organizations come together to show support for women and girls impacted by HIV and AIDS. National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) sheds light on the impact of HIV and AIDS on women and girls. This year marks the 13th annual observance.

We’ve made tremendous progress against HIV and AIDS in the U.S., but women remain vulnerable to infection — especially African-American and Hispanic women. Any woman who has sex can get HIV, regardless of race, ethnicity, age, or sexual orientation. Currently, there are 1.1 million people in the U.S. living with HIV, and nearly a quarter of them are women (23%).

The 2018 NWGHAAD theme, “HIV Prevention Starts With Me,” emphasizes  READ MORE

 

What Every Woman Needs to Know about HIV

About one in four people living with HIV in the United States is female. This means that more than 230,000 women (PDF, 3.9MB) are HIV-positive. This National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, you should know these facts:  READ MORE 


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