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.