On March 9, 2023, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) will host a much-needed virtual conference to address the latest findings and statistics related to women and the number of HIV ad AIDS cases. The event will coincide with National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, also on March 9, and will serve as an educational vessel for all.
According to a recent report on women and HIV in the U.S., shared by the Kaiser Family Foundation, women accounted for nearly one in five new HIV diagnoses across the country. In addition, nearly 25% of the 1.1 million individuals living with HIV in the U.S. are women. Although overall cases are said to be declining, these numbers are concerning.
National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day was created to raise awareness about the impact of HIV on women and show support for women and girls with HIV. It is also a day to address the impact of HIV on women and girls.
During the session, medical and public health experts will speak to the alarming epidemic that is directly impacting the female population, including women of the trans experience, particularly in high-risk communities across the country, and share innovative, gender sensitive approaches to HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment.
Since 1987, AHF has worked to provide high-quality HIV care and medicine to those in need. The Los Angeles-based non-profit has been instrumental in advocating for over 1.7 million individuals spanning 45 countries across 6 of the 7 continents. This upcoming conference is only a small extension of the work the organization does across the globe. In addition to its healthcare and wellness centers worldwide, AHF also provides affordable hot meals and food pantry services in food desert communities as well as the Health Housing Foundation—powered by AHF—that offers stable, affordable housing to those in need.