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HIV and women

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    March 2014

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    At the end of 2010, one in four people living with HIV in the United States were women. Black/African American and Hispanic/ Latino women continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV, compared with women of other races/ethnicities. Not all US women who are diagnosed with HIV are getting the care they need. In 19 US jurisdictions with complete reporting, of all women who were diagnosed with HIV by year-end 2009 and alive in 2010, only 53% were staying in care in 2010, and 42% had viral suppression. Fast facts: • One in four people living with HIV infection in the United States are women. • Most new HIV infections in women are from heterosexual contact (84%). • Only about half of women who are diagnosed with HIV are in care, and even fewer (4 in 10) have the virus under control.
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