The 411 on HIV/AIDS and Black Women

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  • 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!
  • Black Women and HIV

Heterosexual Sex Is a Main Driver for HIV

Yes, HIV numbers among gay and bisexual men — white, Black and Latino — are higher than Black women, but it’s important to keep in mind that heterosexual sex is a driver for HIV transmission. The CDC states that heterosexual sex accounts for 87 percent of all infections among Black women. 

 

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