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According to the US Department of Health and Human Services
- Around 1 in 4 people living with HIV in the United States are women.
- Most new HIV diagnoses in women are attributed to heterosexual sex.
- Between 2005 and 2014, the number of new HIV diagnoses among women declined 40%
HIV in Native Communities in the United States
March 20th National Native HIV & Aids Awareness Day
- Of the estimated 44,073 new HIV diagnoses in the United States in 2014, one percent (222) were among AI/AN.
- Of those, 77% were men, and 22% were women. Of the estimated 170 HIV diagnoses among AI/AN men in 2014, most (84%, 142) were among gay and bisexual men.
- From 2005 to 2014, the number of new HIV diagnoses increased 19% among AI/AN overall and 63% among AI/AN gay and bisexual men.1
Transgender women in the United States are at high risk for HIV.
Half of transgender people diagnosed with HIV are black/African American.
Many factors make HIV prevention among transgender people a challenge.
According to CDC.gov " In the United States, more than 1 in 5 new HIV diagnoses were in young people aged 13-24 years. Despite the disproportionate number of new HIV infections occurring among youth, the percentage tested for HIV is low compared to other age groups. Only 10% of sexually experienced U.S. high school students have ever been tested for HIV."