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Facts about HIV and AIDS for Women

Accurate and reliable information is the key to understanding and preventing HIV and AIDS. Myths can be harmful. Getting the facts about HIV and AIDS can lead to better health and better living with HIV.

Women and HIV in the US

One in four people living with HIV in the United States is a woman. Women of all ages, races, and ethnicities can get HIV, but some women are more at risk than others.

Vaginal Yeast Infections: Why Women Get Them and What to Do About It

Vaginal Burning, itching, and cottage cheese-like discharge. The classic symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection. Everyone gets them, and nobody likes it

Vaginal Yeast Infections

Symptoms of vaginal yeast infections include burning, itching, and thick, white discharge. Yeast infections are easy to treat. Over-the-counter treatments are safe to use

Bacterial Vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a condition caused by changes in the amount of certain types of bacteria in your vagina. BV is common, and any woman can get it

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of a woman's reproductive organs. In 2013, about 88,000 women ages 15–44 in the United States were diagnosed with PID.

Chlamydia: The Most Common Bacterial STI and How to Avoid It

Chlamydia, caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis, is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted disease in the United States

Trichomoniasis: A Common Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI)

While not as common as HPV, chlamydia, and herpes, this less well-known infection affects 174 million people infected around the world each year.