UK Community Advisory Board (UK-CAB)

Women and HIV

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

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.