Tears For Hope Foundation is an HIV/AIDS foundation. I have posts the stats for HIV. We not only need the help, donations, but we need to understand unprotected is unprotected. We must get to know our partners and start to find out more about our men. Black women have the highest numbers when it comes to STDS and the numbers are growing and turning in to HIV. We need to come together as women and see what we can do to stop a growing epidemic. For all information please contact the foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2006, nearly 15,000 or more than a quarter of new HIV cases in the United States were among women and girls ages 13 years and older. Women of color are especially impacted by the disease.
HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death for African American women aged 25 to 34. The estimated rate of new HIV cases for black women was nearly 15 times that of white women and nearly four times that of Hispanic women.
CDC currently estimates that approximately one in five people living with HIV in the United States is unaware of his or her HIV infection. This can lead to unknowingly transmitting the virus to others. So the first step to protecting yourself and others is to get tested for HIV. Prompt and early diagnosis of HIV is critical to protecting your health and that of others. If you are a pregnant woman, it is especially important that you get tested early to help ensure, that if you are HIV positive, you do not transmit the virus to your unborn child.
Make National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day to get the facts about HIV – to learn how HIV is spread, if you are at risk, and how to protect yourself and your loved ones. And, if you’re a parent, talk with your kids about HIV.
If you have never had an HIV test, or if your last HIV test was some time ago, please get yourself tested again. To find an HIV testing location near you, go to www.hivtest.org or text your zip code to KNOW IT.
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The numbers for men are 67%
The numbers for women are 80%
Over all numbers for Blacks are 49%
Over all numbers for Whites are 30%
Over all numbers for Hispanics are 18% STDS
High Burden of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Especially amont Women and Racial Minorities
Cases of Chlamydia
in the United States exceeded 1.4 million in 2007.
These diseases continue to be the most commonly reported infectious diseases in the nation and pose persistent and preventable threats to fertility in the United States.
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