HIV in Women
March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day to bring attention to how HIV affects the health and well-being of women and girls in the U.S.
- A woman in Texas acquires HIV every 12 hours.
- Women and girls were 1 in 6 Texans who acquired HIV in 2019.
- There are 20,480 women and girls in Texas who were living with diagnosed HIV in 2019, and there were an estimated 2,260 more who were living with undiagnosed HIV.
Achieving Together, the community’s plan to end the HIV epidemic in Texas, aims for 90% of all people living with HIV to have a diagnosis, for 90% of those diagnosed to be retained in treatment, and for 90% of those retained to have a suppressed viral load.
Progress Toward 90-90-90 Targets for Texas Women
These numbers are promising, but there is still more work to be done. Black women continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV, with diagnosis rates 11 times higher than the rate in White women. Creating equitable access and outcomes requires coordinated efforts to eliminate stigma and to address the social forces such as poverty and housing insecurity that increase women’s vulnerability to HIV.
Join us in taking action to help all women gain the knowledge and tools they need to protect themselves and their partners. We encourage you to use the graphics below on women and girls and HIV in Texas to increase awareness and action to end HIV in Texas.
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|Women and Girls were 1 in 6 Texans diagnosed with HIV in 2019|
|Women and Girls were 1 in 5 Texans living with diagnosed HIV in 2019|
|4 of 5 women diagnosed with HIV in Texas acquired HIV through sex with a man|
|Black Women have HIV diagnosis rates 11 times higher than White Women|
|From 2010 to 2019, HIV diagnoses decreased 23% among women in Texas overall. But trends varied for different groups of women|
|At the end of 2019 an estimated 22,700 women in Texas had HIV. 9 in 10 knew they had HIV.|