March 10, 2017
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1 in 4 people living with HIV in the United States are women. Between 2010 and 2014, the number of new HIV diagnoses among women in the United States declined 20%.
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 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.