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There is an HIV / AIDS crisis among women of color in the United States

chartOver half of HIV cases internationally, and almost 1 in 3 in the United States, are in women and girls. Today, HIV is a leading cause of death among African American and Hispanic women in the United States aged 15-54, despite HIV being a preventable and treatable condition.

In the United States, the proportion of HIV cases affecting women has tripled since 1985. Women now account for between 20-30% of all new HIV/AIDS diagnoses, up from 8% in 1985 and 14% in 1992. Women of color bear a highly disproportionate impact of the disease.