National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is an annual observance to recognize the impact of HIV on women and girls.
In 2010, women and adolescent girls (aged 13 years and older) made up about 1 in 4 of the 1.1 million people living with HIV in the United States. Most of these infections (75%) were from sex with men and the rest were from injection drug use.
African American and Hispanic women are more affected by HIV at all stages of the disease than White women. Despite an encouraging decrease in new HIV infections among Black women (21% between 2008 and 2010), 1 in 32 Black women will be infected with HIV in their lifetimes (if current trends continue), 1 in 106 Hispanic women and 1 in 526 white women will be infected with HIV.
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