The 411 on HIV/AIDS and Black Women

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  • March 10 Is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day!
  • Black Women and HIV
  • Younger People and HIV
  • HIV Transmission Among Black Women Decreasing
  • Heterosexual Sex Is a Main Driver for HIV
  • Women Are Biologically More Vulnerable to HIV Transmission
  • Untreated STDs Make Women Vulnerable to HIV Infection
  • The Importance of Condom Negotiation
  • Gender Violence and HIV
  • Heterosexual Men Need to Join in Too

March 10 Is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day!

During the early years of the epidemic, people often associated AIDS with gay white men, but times have changed. Since 1985, HIV rates among women have tripled with women of color making up the majority of those infections. Here’s some important information about HIV/AIDS and women. —Kellee Terrell

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