In the United States alone an estimated 250,000 people have HIV and are not aware of it. Women accounted for 26 percent of new AIDS cases in 2005, compared to only 11 percent of new AIDS diagnoses in 1990. Most women become infected with HIV through heterosexual contact or injection drug use.
Women’s Giving Circle Luncheon | May 6, 2015 | Shoal Crossing Event Center
Grace Project Conference | May 1 – 3, 2015 | Westin Park Central
HIV/AIDS and Aging Symposium | May 1, 2015 | St. David’s Episcopal Church
Women and HIV/AIDS, National HIV Testing Mobilization Campaign
In 2005, there were 127,150 women living with HIV/AIDS in the United States . The proportion of AIDS diagnoses among women has increased since the beginning of the epidemic. 72 percent of women living with HIV/AIDS in 2005 were infected through heterosexual contact, another 26 percent were infected through injection drug use. The only way to know if you have HIV is to get tested. Download the PDF
African Americans and HIV/AIDS, National HIV Testing Mobilization Campaign
Although African Americans represent only 13 percent of the US population, they accounted for 49 percent of all new cases of HIV/AIDS in 2005. Women of color are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS; AIDS is now the leading cause of death for Black women between the ages of 25 and 34.
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Hispanics and HIV/AIDS, National HIV Testing Mobilization Campaign
HIV/AIDS is the fourth leading cause of death among Hispanic women aged 35 to 44 years. 70 percent of Hispanic women living with HIV/AIDS in 2005 were infected through heterosexual contact. Download the PDF
Asian/Pacific Islanders and HIV/AIDS, National HIV Testing Mobilization Campaign
Eighty percent of Asian/Pacific Islander women who were living with HIV/AIDS in 2005 were infected through heterosexual contact. Heterosexual contact accounted for a greater proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among Asian/Pacific Islander women than among all other racial/ethnic groups.
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www.babesnetwork.org (provides a way for HIV positive women to share information, experiences and support)
www.christiesplace.org (provides HIV/AIDS education, support and advocacy with the mission to empower women, children, families and individuals whose lives have been impacted by HIV/AIDS to take charge of their health and well-being)
www.ms.foundation.org (supports the efforts of women and girls to govern their own lives and influence the world around them. The Foundation champions an equitable society by effecting change in public consciousness, law, philanthropy and social policy)
www.smartuniversity.org (SMART (Sisterhood Mobilized for AIDS/HIV Research and Treatment) provides treatment, prevention education and support for all women living with HIV/AIDS in order to increase their self-confidence and self-esteem)
www.thewellproject.org (provides health information for women with HIV and AIDS)
www.women-alive.org (Women Alive supports the connection of women living with HIV/AIDS and the exchange of information about HIV treatments)
www.womenscollective.org (works to meet the self-defined needs of women and their families living with and at risk for HIV/AIDS, reducing barriers to care and strengthening their network of support and services)
www.womenhiv.org (WORLD provides support and information to women living with HIV/AIDS and their loved ones while promoting public awareness of issues relating to HIV/AIDS)