What every woman needs to know about HIV and AIDS.
Today, about one in four people living with HIV in the United States is female. Only about half of women living with HIV are getting care, and only four in 10 of them have the virus under control. Women face unique HIV risks and challenges that can prevent them from getting needed care and treatment. Addressing these issues remains critical to achieving an HIV and AIDS free generation.
The 2018 theme is “HIV Prevention Starts With Me.” Whether you’re actively dating or are in a committed relationship, you can take these simple, effective steps to help prevent HIV infection for you and your partner:
Use condoms every time you have sex.
Get an HIV test, which is free and confidential.
Do not abuse alcohol or drugs.
March 10th is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
This year's (2018) theme is “HIV Prevention Starts With Me.”