Fact sheet providing information on Women who are pregnant, children and infants. Women who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy should get tested for HIV as early as possible. If treated early in her pregnancy, a woman’s risk of transmitting HIV to her baby can be reduced to 1% or less. For children living with HIV, starting treatment early can help them live longer, healthier lives.
Information sheet highlighting HIV in women and how HIV diagnoses among women have declined sharply in recent years, more than 7,000 women received an HIV diagnosis in 2015. Black/African American women are disproportionately affected by HIV, compared with women of other races/ethnicities. Of the total number of women living with diagnosed HIV at the end of 2014, 60% (139,058) were African American, 17% (39,343) were white, and 17% (40,252) were Hispanic/Latina. Around a quarter of people living with HIV in the United States are women.
This information sheet provides key facts and an overview on the current state of HIV/AIDS in the United States. The fact sheet also provides information on the impact of HIV across the country, impact on racial and ethnic minorities, women, young people, and gay and bisexual men. Information is also provided on the U.S. government response in the battle to combat HIV.