National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2013

CDC: March 4, 2013

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a time each year when organizations and communities across the United States come together to offer support; encourage discussion; and teach women and girls about prevention of HIV, the importance of getting tested, and, if positive for HIV, how to live with and manage the disease.

HIV Among Women and Girls

In 2011, women and adolescent girls (aged 13 and older) accounted for 21% of the estimated 49,273 new diagnoses of HIV infection in the United States. Black, Hispanic/Latino, and white women represented 97% (9,901) of estimated new diagnoses of HIV infection among all women in 2011. Read more