March 10th is Women and Girls HIV Awareness Day. According to the CDC, about a quarter of people living with HIV in the United States are women. African American women are disproportionately affected by HIV, compared with women of other races. Of the total number of women living with HIV in 2015, 60 percent were African American, 17 percent were Caucasian, and 17 percent were Hispanic/Latina.
Please take some time to click on the included video, or go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3do6l58BTl8.
This video, "Many Women, One Voice," is from the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS. In it, African American women speak about the impact of HIV on their lives and communities, and how they look towards making a difference in ending the epidemic.