The 2012 United States Conference on AIDS is highlighting women of color and their fight against HIV/AIDS.
Women of color are becoming increasingly more at-risk for HIV infections. Their involvement, their courage and strength in the fight against the virus is paramount for the collective success of our efforts to #EndTheEpidemic.
In addition to statistical infection rates, minority women often face a higher likelihood of being discriminated against, of incomplete or diminished access to healthcare and of being at an overall social disadvantage. All of these increase women’s risk of becoming HIV-positive.
Black Heterosexual Women
Black heterosexual women are the most at-risk population after gay men and men who have sex with men (MSM). One in 32 Black women will diagnose as HIV-positive in their lifetime.
Latina Hetrosexual Women
Latina heterosexual women follow Black women and heterosexual, Black men as the next most at-risk ethnic population. One in 106 Latinas will diagnose as HIV-positive in their lifetime.
Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander Women
One in 182 Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander Women will contract HIV in their lifetime. However, testing by this group is under-reported and two out of three in the Asaian and Pacific Islander community have never been tested for HIV.
American Indian/Alaska Native Women
American Indian/Alaska Native Women face a 1 in 217 rate of infection.
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