December is HIV/AIDS Awareness Month

Updated: December 1, 2023

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. —,

Office on Women’s Health (OWH) – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Violence Against Women and HIV Risk
One in Four People Living with HIV in the U.S. is a Woman
Preventing Passing HIV to Your Baby

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
HIV and Women
HIV and Women Risk Factors
HIV and Pregnant Women, Infants, and Children
Find HIV Testing & Prevention Services Near You
HIV prevention basics
“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
“PEP” (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) treatment: emergency-only medication for people who are HIV/AIDS negative, taken within 72 hours of possible exposure
What to Know About HIV and COVID-19
HIV Basics
Federal Response: Ending the HIV Epidemic
Ending the HIV Epidemic in the US: A Timeline
Coronavirus (COVID-19) and People with HIV
Housing and Health
World AIDS Day #WorldAIDSDay

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
HIV Testing
HIV Among Women in NYC

HIV – World Health Organization (WHO)
COVID-19 and HIV: What You Need to Know – International AIDS Society
Resources – ETE Dashboard Ending the AIDS Epidemic
Ending HIV & AIDS: Let’s finish what we started – GLAAD
Government leaders reaffirm their commitment to accelerate HIV prevention efforts to reduce new HIV infections – UNAIDS
World AIDS Day 2023 – – DC Health

Avert (UK Nonprofit)
History of HIV and AIDS Overview
Origin of AIDS & HIV – HIV history pre-1980s

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