National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2020
March 10 is National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD). 1 in every 4 people living with HIV is a woman. NWGHAAD is important in raising awareness about testing and HIV treatment for women residing in the United States.1
Fast facts: women and HIV
Below are few statistics that show the impact of HIV on women living in the United States:1
- 1 in 9 women with HIV is unaware of their status.
- From 2010 to 2016, HIV diagnoses decreased 21 percent among women overall.
- Women accounted for 19 percent of the 38,739 new HIV diagnoses in 2017.
- An estimated 258,000 women were living with HIV in 2016, representing 23 percent of people living with HIV in the US.
3 ways to support women on H-I-V.net
Some are comfortable sharing their experiences on social media or in person, others do so more privately. Below are three ways to share knowledge, support, and personal experiences with other women in the community. As long as you have an anonymous username, your posts will be anonymous too!