Did you know? Women accounted for almost 1 out of 5 new HIV diagnoses in the U.S. in 2018, and nearly a quarter of the 1 million people living with HIV in the U.S. are women. HIV disproportionately impacts Black women and transgender women in the United States, and they often face stigmas related to HIV status, gender, gender identity, and ethnicity. While the rate of HIV diagnoses in women has decreased in recent years, thousands of women are still diagnosed with HIV each year.
In observance of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and National Women’s History Month, share these resources with your community and read more about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women in the U.S:
- Access Let’s Stop HIV Together’s NWGHAAD Social Media Toolkit
- Share graphics and sample Tweets from WomensHealth.gov
- Read about how RWHAP services help women and girls in an TargetHIV blog post
- Hear from women living with HIV on #PWNSpeaks Blog and access resources to support women and people of trans experience living with HIV from Positive Women’s Network USA
- Join HHS for a Let’s Talk Virtual Lunch and Learn Webinar Series for a discussion on Women and PrEP on March 11
- Register for the Celebrate and Honor Black Women Town Hall on March 12 to bring greater awareness to the roles and work of Black women in the HIV movement