National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day Resources
April 10 is the annual observance of National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD)Exit Disclaimer, which recognizes the impact of HIV/AIDS on young people.
The data on HIV prevalence among young people shows that about 20% or 1 in 5 new diagnoses occur in those aged 13-24 years, and those rates tend to be higher among young men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women, as Dr. Kathleen Ethier, Director of CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health, noted in her April 4 blog post. In addition, only 9% of U.S. high school students have been tested for HIV, and almost half of young people aged 13-24 with HIV do not know they have the virus.
Below are resources for developing messages to help youth stay healthy by encouraging HIV prevention, testing, and care.
Advocates for Youth
Advocates for YouthExit Disclaimer and its partners coordinate events and activities for the annual NYHAAD observance and highlight the work youth do to help end the HIV epidemic. Download their social media toolkitExit Disclaimer and follow the conversation with #NYHAAD.
The NYHAAD page on HIV.gov includes the HIV Testing Sites & Care Services Locator and resources from federal agencies that focus on HIV. It also features the NYHAAD logo, fact sheets, and tips on social media use.
The HIV Basics section offers images, fast facts, and information about HIV prevention, care, and treatment from our federal partner agencies.
The 2022 NYHAAD toolkit from CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) includes sample social media posts, fact sheets, a web button, and other resources. DASH bridges public health and education to support schools with guidance and resources for the prevention of HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and teen pregnancy.
TargetHIV’s Ryan White and National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness DayExit Disclaimer blog provides data about youth with HIV, best practices in HIV care, and links to content from youth-focused sessions and posters at Ryan White conferences.
The TargetHIVExit Disclaimer website offers technical assistance and training resources for the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA)'s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, which funds local and state agencies to deliver HIV care for people who are uninsured or underinsured.
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