Nearly 25% of those infected with HIV/AIDS in the United States are female.   In recognition of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on March 10, take a few minutes to learn basic facts about prevention, testing, and issues specific to women. These resources will help:

Prevention -- Learn how HIV is transmitted and how you can protect yourself.
Testing -- Enter your ZIP code to find a testing site near you. If you have concerns about privacy, read about confidential and anonymous testing.
Treatment -- Learn about different treatment options, potential side effects, clinical trials, and related topics.
Issues Specific to Women with HIV -- Men and women need similar types of care for HIV, but there are some differences.
Campaign to Encourage African-American Women to Get Tested -- African-American women account for about 66% of women in the U.S. who have HIV/AIDS. The campaign shares facts and outlines reasons to get tested.

Source:   www.usa.gov

 

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