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Resources on HIV/AIDS and Women
Ryan Hicks, Staff, Wisconsin HIV/STD/Hepatitis C Information & Referral Center

March 2011

Near 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.

March 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 girls.

 

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day:

womenshealth.gov
http://www.womenshealth.gov/nwghaad/

AIDS.gov
http://www.aids.gov/awareness-days/

CDC
http://www.cdc.gov/features/womengirlshivaids/

Women 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.
http://www.thebody.com/index/whatis/women.html

HIV/AIDS 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.
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/women/

Women & HIV/AIDS - WomensHealth.gov
US Department of Health & Human Services website for women's health information section on HIV.
http://www.womenshealth.gov/hiv/

Women, HIV and AIDS - AVERT
AVERT's section on women and HIV/AIDS.
http://www.avert.org/women-hiv-aids.htm

Women and HIV/AIDS in the United States
Kaiser Family Foundation fact sheet.
http://www.kff.org/hivaids/6092.cfm

HIV/AIDS 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.
http://aidsinfo.nih.gov/HealthTopics/HealthTopicDetails.aspx?id=57&s=357

Young African American Women and HIV - Fact Sheet
http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/PUBLICATIONS/frtp/youngaawomen.htm

Young Women of Color and the HIV Epidemic - Fact Sheet
http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=466&Itemid=336

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.

 

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