The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) attacks the immune system. If left untreated, it can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), a life-threatening condition. Unfortunately, once someone has become infected with HIV, they have it for the rest of their life—there is no cure at this time. HIV is an epidemic affecting more than 38 million living with the virus globally (KFF, 2020). Oohvie is here to tell you how HIV has impacted the female population and what you can do to protect yourself.