On March 10, HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) will observe National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This is a critical opportunity to shed light on the impact of HIV on women and girls and encourage discussions about HIV testing, sexual health, and the availability of HIV prevention or care and treatment services.
HIV disproportionately impacts Black women and transgender women in the United States, and they often face stigmas related to HIV status, gender, gender identity, and ethnicity. While the rate of HIV diagnoses in women has decreased in recent years, thousands of women are still diagnosed with HIV each year. HRSA HAB is committed to helping women diagnosed with HIV get the care, treatment, medication, and support services they need through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP). In 2019, more than 148,000 women received services through the RWHAP, and nearly 88% of women receiving RWHAP HIV medical care were virally suppressed.
Learn more about the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.