Almost one in eight Americans with HIV doesn't know his or her HIV status.1 Men often report risky behaviors, such as having sex with other men, to their doctor. But a woman's risk may be determined by the often unknown behavior of their partner or partners. This can prevent women from recognizing their risk and getting tested.2
Did you know?
All women are at risk for HIV, but African-American and Hispanic women are disproportionately affected by HIV. Below are the lifetime risks of getting infected for African-American, Hispanic, and white women in the United States:3
- African-American women: 1 in 48
- Hispanic women: 1 in 227
- White women: 1 in 880