The 411 on HIV/AIDS and Black Women

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  • 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
  • Younger People and HIV
  • HIV Transmission Among Black Women Decreasing
  • Heterosexual Sex Is a Main Driver for HIV

Gender Violence and HIV

Not all women and girls can advocate for condom use because of the gender oppression and violence that they face. Black females experienced intimate partner violence at a rate 35 percent higher than that of white females, according to the American Bar Association's Committee on Domestic Violence, and about 22 times the rate of women of other races.


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