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

Black Women and HIV

African-American women account for 64 percent of all newly diagnosed HIV infections among women in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 32 Black women will test HIV-positive in her life and African-American women are 15 times more likely than white women to test positive. 


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