women and girls HIV awareness dayMarch 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. It is an observance aimed at increasing awareness of how HIV affects women and girls in the United States and how women can protect themselves. HIV remains a significant health issue for women and adolescent girls, with more than 280,000 women living with HIV in the United States. In 2014, an estimated 8,328 women aged 13 and older were diagnosed with HIV. The majority of these diagnoses can be attributed to heterosexual sex. Go to the Centers for Disease Control to access more data.