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.