on HIV/AIDS and Women
Ryan Hicks, Staff, Wisconsin HIV/STD/Hepatitis
C Information & Referral Center
the beginning of the HIV epidemic, HIV was diagnosed primarily
among men. Worldwide today, it is estimated that more than
half the persons living with HIV are women and in the United
States, a quarter of new infections are among women. Women
are generally at a greater risk of heterosexual transmission
of HIV and women are biologically twice as likely to become
infected with HIV through unprotected heterosexual intercourse
than men. As with other populations, HIV affects minorities
disproportionately. African Americans and Latinas make up
80% of the women in the United States living with HIV.
10 is National
Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a nationwide observance
that encourages people to take action in the fight against
HIV/AIDS, to recognize the special risks HIV/AIDS poses for
women and girls, and to raise awareness of the disease's increasing
impact on women and girls.
Below you will find a selection of HIV information, statistics,
prevention and outreach resources geared towards women and
and HIV/AIDS - The Body
A collection of links to sections of the Body website with
information on Women and HIV/AIDS, including a section on
the basics, pregnancy, treatment for women, women-specific
HIV complications and other topics.
and Women - CDC
The CDC website's section on HIV/AIDS includes links to topics
on prevention challenges, what the CDC is doing, what women
can do, resources, and other links.
& HIV/AIDS - WomensHealth.gov
Department of Health & Human Services website for women's
health information section on HIV.
HIV and AIDS - AVERT
AVERT's section on women and HIV/AIDS.
and HIV/AIDS in the United States
Kaiser Family Foundation fact sheet.
Health Topics - Specific Populations: Women - AIDSInfoNet
AIDSInfoNet section on HIV/AIDS and Women including links
to infomation on clinical care of women with HIV, pregnancy,
prevention, HIV/AIDS among women who have sex with women,
microbicides, opportunistic infections, prevention challenges
for women, treating pregnant women for HIV, and testing recommendations.
African American Women and HIV - Fact Sheet
Women of Color and the HIV Epidemic - Fact Sheet
To find HIV-related
services near you, call the Wisconsin HIV/STD/Hepatitis C
Information & Referral Center at (800) 334-2437. For HIV-related
services outside of Wisconsin, call CDC Info at (800) 232-4636.
More Information Call: 1-800-334-2437