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It could be your neighbor. Your coworker. A stranger you meet on your commute to work. Those who have HIV and AIDS come from all walks of life and are faced with one of the most devastating and challenging diseases to ever ravage our world. While there has been an abundance of progress made in the fight against this disease, Black women continue to be severely impacted by the virus itself and the ramifications, physical and emotional, that effect those who have it. In honor of World Aids Day today, here are 10 important facts every Black woman should know about HIV and AIDS — some you’ve never heard before and others that bear repeating.

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