National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
March 10, 2014
March 10 is the annual observance of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The purpose of this awareness day is to recognize the impact of HIV on women and girls and encourage action to reduce the burden of HIV/AIDS among women and girls.
The following statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) underscore the impact of HIV/AIDS on women:
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- At the end of 2010, 1 in 4 people living with a diagnosis of HIV infection in the United States were women.
- Compared with women of other races/ethnicities, black/African-American women and Hispanic/Latina women are disproportionately affected by HIV infection. Of the total number of new HIV infections among women in the United States in 2010, 64% occurred in blacks/African Americans, 18% were in whites, and 15% were in Hispanics/Latinas.