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HIV and Women Fact Sheet

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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. Most HIV diagnoses in women are attributed to heterosexual sex.

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