HIV/AIDS Awareness Days

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 10, 2018

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around a quarter of the people living with HIV in the United States are women. Fortunately, in recent years, there has been progress to reduce HIV among women. CDC reports that between 2011 and 2015, the number of HIV diagnoses among women in the United States declined 16%. 
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 awareness, prevention, testing, and treatment to lessen the burden of HIV in women and girls. Browse the links on this page to learn more about this annual observance and to find HIV/AIDS-related information specific to women and girls.

The U.S. Government Observes National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Webpages:

HIV/AIDS-Related Research and Women and Girls

FY 2018 Trans-NIH Plan for HIV-Related Research, from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of AIDS Research (OAR). The Plan describes NIH research priorities to prevent, treat, and eventually cure HIV/AIDS. 

Clinical Trials Related to HIV/AIDS and Females: Research studies related to HIV/AIDS and women and girls, from the AIDSinfo clinical trial search. Call AIDSinfo at 1-800-448-0440 for assistance with your clinical trial search.

Research Related to HIV/AIDS and Women and Girls:

Additional Information and Resources

Fact sheets, from AIDSinfo:

From the Office on Women’s Health

From CDC

From the Food and Drug Administration (FDA):

From the National Library of Medicine’s AIDSource:
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