Feb 5 2016
Join ACOG in recognizing National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on February 7, 2016. This is the 16th year of the day bringing awareness to the importance of testing, education, and support.READ MORE
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that approximately one-fifth (21%) do not know they are infected.
Women make up a growing proportion of new HIV/AIDS cases in the United States and women of color are disproportionately affected:
The use of antiretroviral medications given to women with HIV during pregnancy and labor and to their newborns in the first hours after birth can reduce the rate of mother-to-child HIV transmission from 25% to less than 1%. Without treatment, approximately 1 in 4 exposed babies will be infected.