A simple way for all of us to help observe NYHAAD is to talk up HIV awareness in person or on social media. Today we encourage you to:
- Talk about the impact of HIV on youth. You can tweet using #NYHAAD or share infographics and other resources for education and action from the NYHAAD website . Get facts on youth and HIV from the CDC.
- Show someone how to locate nearby HIV testing. This video can help you explain how to use the HIV Testing Sites & Care Services Locator. Or find and visit a HIV testing site yourself. (Enter your zip code here).
- Build hope and awareness. Today each of us can make time to talk with youth, and with those who are not so young, about the meaning of the phrase “AIDS-free generation”. You can help make it clear that we are talking about a future time when, again, no one –regardless of age – has newly contracted HIV. Each of us can read and share the PEFPAR Blueprint: Creating an AIDS-free Generation and fact sheet. Or explain how we all have a role in helping to meet the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and in supporting the HIV Care Continuum Initiative.
Today, with the commemoration of NYHAAD, we at HIV.gov are reminded of our shared hope for, and action towards, a time again without new incidence of HIV – no new cases in youth or adults.What are your plans for NYHAAD? Please tell us below how you are observing NYHAAD 2014.