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Press Releases
Statement of Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health on National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (March 10, 2008) Read the press release >>

Human Interest Story
The impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls has a special significance for Mirtha Beadle, deputy director of the HHS Office of Minority Health and Hazel Dean, ScD, M.P.H., acting deputy director of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more >>


Podcast Video
HIV/AIDS Prevention Among Women

A message from Dr. Julie Gerberding, CDC Director
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National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day


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About the Day
The Facts
Take Action

About the Day

March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, Office on Women's Health is the lead for this day.

The Facts

In 2005, women represented 26 percent of new AIDS diagnoses, compared to only 11 percent of new AIDS cases reported in 1990. Most women are infected with HIV through heterosexual contact and injection drug use.

Women of color are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS. AIDS is now the leading cause of death for Black women ages 25 to 34.


Take Action

There are many ways women and girls can take action in the fight against HIV/AIDS:

  • get tested for HIV
  • practice safe methods to prevent HIV
  • decide not to engage in high risk behaviors
  • talk about HIV prevention with family, friends, and colleagues
  • provide support to people living with HIV/AIDS
  • get involved with or host an event for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in your community