The human immunodeficiency (IH-myoo-noh-di-FISH-uhn-see) virus, or HIV, is a sexually transmitted infection and causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or AIDS. Today, about one in four Americans living with HIV are women.
Anonymous from Illinois says...
Although I am HIV negative, I would like to share my story. I am a 26 year old woman. I've been married for 5 years and have been with the same man for 8. When I was younger I had the "it won't happ... (more)
HIV/AIDS was reviewed in full or in part by:
Gina M. Brown, M.D.
Coordinator for Microbicides Research and Women and Girls Research Office of AIDS Research
National Institutes of Health
Melonie Heron, Ph.D.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
National Center for Health Statistics
Lisa Hirschhorn, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Senior Clinical Advisor, HIV/AIDS
JSI Research and Training
Gretchen Stiers, Ph.D.
HIV/AIDS Policy Lead
Office of Policy, Planning and Innovation
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Content last updated July 01, 2011.
Resources last updated July 01, 2011.