HIV/AIDS Awareness Days

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 10, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that in 2016, 23% of all people living with HIV in the United States were women. According to CDC, 1 in 9 women living with HIV are unaware they have HIV.

Compared to women of other races and ethnicities, Black/African American women are disproportionately affected by HIV. According to CDC, in 2017, Black/African American women accounted for 59% of HIV cases among women.

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a nationwide event to highlight the impact of HIV and AIDS on 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

NIH Strategic Plan for HIV and HIV-Related Research (FY 2019-2020), 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. The NIH research agenda includes research specific to HIV in women.

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 CDC:

From the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA):

From the National Library of Medicine’s AIDSource:
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