March 10, 2019
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that at the end of 2014, 23% of all people living with HIV in the United States were women. According to CDC, around 12% of women living with HIV do not know that they have the virus.
Compared to women of other races and ethnicities, black women are still disproportionately affected by HIV. According to CDC, nearly two-thirds of women who received an HIV diagnosis in 2016 were black.
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a nationwide event to emphasize the need for HIV testing and treatment for women. 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.