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

Younger People and HIV

Young people may feel invincible to a lot, but HIV shouldn’t be one of them. HIV rates among young people ages 13-24 is going up, accounting for 26 percent of all new HIV diagnoses in the U.S. Even worse, 70 percent of all new infections among 13-19 year olds in the U.S. are Black. 

 

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