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At-a-Glance

Issue No. 5 | March 10, 2017

News and Features

March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1 in 4 people living with HIV in the United States are women. Between 2010 and 2014, the number of new HIV diagnoses among women in the United States declined 20%.

Not all women diagnosed with HIV, however, are getting the care that they need. CDC estimates that of all women diagnosed with HIV in 2012 or earlier, 57% were receiving continuous HIV medical care at the end of 2013, and 52% had achieved viral suppression.

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a nationwide event to promote HIV prevention, testing, and treatment to lessen the burden of HIV in women and girls. To learn more about this annual observance, visit our National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day webpage [en español].

March 20 is National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 20 marks both the first day of spring and National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. According to the CDC, almost 1 in 5 American Indians and Alaska Natives who were living with HIV in 2012 were unaware of their HIV-positive status. Thus National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is set aside each year to promote HIV testing and awareness in Native communities.

To learn more about this annual observance, visit our National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day webpage.