Women and HIV

Below are a series of weblinks to articles about women and HIV. Please print and read ONE for the next meeting.

http://www.natap.org/women.htm

AIDS is the leading cause of death among African American and Hispanic women ages 25-44 in the US. African American and Hispanic women accounted for 76% of new AIDS cases among women reported in 1996 in the US. Women are one of the fastest growing groups of new AIDS cases, accounting for 20% of newly reported cases in the US and over 50% of new cases worldwide in 2002. In clinical research on potential treatments, only 12% of research participants are female. Women are 33% more likely to die than men because treatment begins so much later, if at all.

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