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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:

  • 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.

Explore the links on this page to learn more about National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and to find HIV/AIDS-related information specific to women and girls.
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The U.S. Government Observes National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Webpages:

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HIV/AIDS-Related Research and Women and Girls

FY 2013 Trans-NIH Plan for HIV-Related Research: Comprehensive plan for all National Institutes of Health (NIH) HIV-related research for 2013, from the Office of AIDS Research (OAR), NIH. The Reducing HIV-Related Disparities and Reducing New Infections sections of the plan include research specific to women and girls.

Clinical Trials Related to HIV/AIDS and Women and Girls: Studies seeking volunteers to participate in research related to HIV/AIDS, from the AIDSinfo clinical trial search tool. Call AIDSinfo at 1-800-448-0440 for assistance with your clinical trials search.

Research Related to HIV/AIDS and Women and Girls:

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