December is HIV/AIDS Awareness Month

Updated: December 1, 2022

Check out these great resources on HIV/AIDS below!

1 in 5 new HIV diagnoses are among women. 9 in 10 of these women are Black or Latina.  Women of all ages are affected by HIV. Nearly 80% of new HIV diagnoses likely occur through sexual contact with a male partner. Women who have been exposed to Intimate Partner Violence may be at higher risk for HIV.,

Violence Against Women and HIV Risk – Office on Women’s Health (OWH) – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
One in Four People Living with HIV in the U.S. is a Woman – OWH – HHS
Preventing Passing HIV to Your Baby – OWH – HHS
HIV – Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
HIV and Women – CDC
HIV and Women Risk Factors – CDC
HIV and Pregnant Women, Infants, and Children – CDC
Find HIV Testing & Prevention Services Near You – CDC
HIV prevention basics – CDC
“PrEP” (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) treatment: daily medication for HIV/AIDS negative people who are at high-risk of getting HIV that can greatly reduce the chance of getting it if exposed – CDC
“PEP” (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) treatment: emergency-only medication for people who are HIV/AIDS negative, taken within 72 hours of possible exposure – CDC
What to Know About HIV and COVID-19 – CDC
HIV Basics –
Federal Response: Ending the HIV Epidemic –
Coronavirus (COVID-19) and People with HIV –
Ending the HIV Epidemic in the US: A Timeline –
HIV – World Health Organization (WHO)
HIV/AIDS – National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
“HIV Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U), or Treatment as Prevention”: “ART” (Antiretroviral Therapy) is a daily medication for people who are HIV/AIDS positive that reduces the amount of HIV in the blood to undetectable levels low enough to be untransmittable – National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
HIV Testing –
HIV Among Women in NYC –
COVID-19 and HIV: What You Need to Know – International AIDS Society
History of HIV and AIDS Overview – Avert (UK Nonprofit)
Origin of AIDS & HIV – HIV history pre-1980s – Avert (UK Nonprofit)
Help paying for PrEP: State PrEP Assistance Programs – National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD)
Co-Pay Relief Program: HIV AIDS & Prevention – Patient Advocate Foundation
Questions to Ask Your HIV Care Provider – U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs