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Only about half of women living with HIV are getting care, and only four in 10 of them have the virus under control. For me personally, NWGHAAD is an opportunity to thoughtfully remember the women with whom I have served alongside since I began my work in the HIV movement in the early s who have passed on but, their names live on in my heart. May we honor the memory of these amazing, beautiful, courageous, and strong women with a renewed commitment to end the HIV epidemic in our lifetime. We currently have the biomedical, behavioral, social, and systemic tools to successfully prevent and treat HIV. While there is much for us to celebrate on NWGHAAD such as the decrease in annual HIV diagnoses amongst women , we must not forget the disproportionate impact experienced by cis and transgender women of color. Addressing issues specifically faced by cis and trans women of color remains critical to end the epidemic.
On this day, and every day, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC is working with its partners to ensure that women have the knowledge and tools they need to prevent transmission and have care and support if they are living with HIV. Recent data show that prevention efforts are helping to reduce HIV diagnoses among women in the United States. New HIV diagnoses are down among women overall, and the declines are substantial among some groups. Achieving and maintaining viral suppression is important to stay healthy and prevent transmission to others. If we make the most of tools such as treatment with antiretrovirals for people living with HIV, pre-exposure prophylaxis PrEP , and behavioral change and condom use, we can see more progress in preventing new HIV infections among women and achieving positive health outcomes among women living with HIV. Achieving a future free of new HIV infections among women will require all of us working together to deliver high-impact prevention initiatives that reach all women at risk for and living with HIV—and their partners. Preventing HIV among women starts with each of us.
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Many Federal agencies have developed public awareness and education campaigns to address HIV prevention, treatment, care, and research. Also included is information about campaigns related to the prevention and diagnosis of hepatitis B and C. El VIH es una amenaza de salud grave para las comunidades latinas, quienes se encuentran en gran desventaja respecto de la incidencia de esta enfermedad en los Estados Unidos. Want to stay abreast of changes in prevention, care, treatment or research or other public health arenas that affect our collective response to the HIV epidemic? Or are you new to this field? Menu HIV. GOV Search Search.
All A-Z health topics. View all pages in this section. Everyone — women, men, community organizations, health care professionals, those who are HIV-negative, and those living with HIV — has a role to play in HIV prevention. There are steps you can take to protect yourself, your partner, your patients, family, and neighbors from HIV infection. Learn how. Read more.
HIV/AIDS Awareness Days
March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Women and girls HIV/AIDS awareness day March 10, Twitter (?)image icon.
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