Women make up one in every five new cases of HIV in the US. The disease is the leading cause of death for African American women aged 25-34.
Cheap and effective drugs have made it possible for many to survive longer than they would have even a decade ago.
In the last part of Al Jazeera's series looking at HIV and AIDS, Tom Ackerman reports from Washington DC on how a supportive community can also help sufferers.
Source: Al Jazeera