It's National (U.S.) Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2012. Here's a quick quiz to test your knowledge:
What percentage of those who tested positive for the HIV virus in 2009 identified as women?
The CDC notes: "In 2009, [those who identify as] women comprised 51% of the US population and accounted for 23% of new HIV infections. Of the total number of new HIV infections among [those who identify as] women, 57% were among black women, 21% were in white women, and 18% were in Latina women."
Do you know your HIV status? Do you know your partner's? Click here for testing resources (many are free and/or anonymous) and more information on why it matters.
We encourage you to use this space to tell us your personal stories around HIV and/or the testing process.
For the VP Team