On April 10, AIDSVu recognizes National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD), a day dedicated to raising awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on youth, especially young people of color. This day focuses on educating the public about HIV prevention, testing, and treatment and addresses the stigma that can prevent young people from reaching out for care. Today also serves as an opportunity to encourage young people to take charge of their sexual health and get tested for HIV.
Share these social media posts and infographics with #NYHAAD to spark conversations about HIV and young people.
- Today is National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This day enables you to learn about HIV’s impact on young people and encourage them to take charge of their health. #NYHAAD
- From @AIDSVu: Young people (13-24) accounted for 19% of new HIV diagnoses in the U.S. in 2021. This #NYHAAD, let’s break down barriers and help young people get the support and care they need. Learn more here: [link to NYHAAD blog]
- Let’s support young people’s access the care and give them the resources they need to live healthy and fulfilling lives. On #NYHAAD, encourage your loved ones to get tested and learn their status. Use @AIDSVu’s service locator to find testing sites near you: https://aidsvu.org/services/#/testing
- In 2020, only 27% of 18-24-year-olds reported having ever been tested for HIV – far lower than the national average. Use @AIDSVu’s service locator to find testing sites near you: https://aidsvu.org/services/#/testing #NYHAAD