Key Facts: Women and HIV/AIDS

Key Facts: Women and HIV/AIDS

As the AIDS epidemic enters its third decade, the face of the crisis has changed. Today, women represent an estimated 30 percent of new HIV infections in the U.S., with women of color particularly hard hit. Following a Capitol Hill briefing on the subject, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, in partnership with Women's Policy, Inc., has released Key Facts: Women and HIV/AIDS, a 52-page study (PDF) that examines the impact of the epidemic on women generally; the disproportionate impact on minority women; and what is known about the women affected by the epidemic and their use of the health care system.