|Please note: The reference numbers in the text below will take you to the reference section of the CDC fact sheet HIV/AIDS and Women.
CDC is working on a new plan of action that will impact women:
- Make HIV testing a routine part of medical care.
- Find ways to diagnose HIV outside of doctors’ offices.
- Prevent new infections by working with HIV-infected people and their partners.
- Decrease mother-to-child HIV transmission.
Programs. CDC has learned that women especially benefit from programs aimed at increasing their awareness of their own risk, their ability to stand up for themselves in sexual situations, and their ability to cope.
Research. CDC provides money and conducts research on
ways to help women reduce risk behavior
products, like microbicides (gels, creams, or suppositories that kill viruses), to help prevent the spread of HIV
helping prevent mother-to-child spread of HIV