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National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2018 (April 10)

Posted: April 10, 2018

April 10, 2018 is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (#NYHAAD). Use the CDC’s hashtag #DoingIt to encourage young people and their caregivers to get tested.
Capacity 4 Health joins with Advocates for Youth in observing this awareness day, it’s important to recognize the vulnerabilities experienced by young people:

  • In 2015 (the most recent year statistics were available), young people aged 13 to 24 accounted for 1 in 5 new HIV cases.
  • Young African American and Hispanic/Latino gay and bisexual males are disproportionately affected.
  • About 8% of all new AIDS diagnoses are made up of youth in the United States. 

The CDC says, “Addressing HIV in youth requires that we give young people the information and tools they need to reduce their risk, make healthy decisions, and get treatment and care if needed.”
Nonprofit providers and advocacy groups can help spread the word about the National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day on April 10 by:

  • Using #NYHAAD and #GetTested in your social media updates.
  • Share this video that features young people discussing why getting tested is so important.
  • Issue a press release or write a blog post on April 10th to get the word out.


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