Today is National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD). According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1,000 young people (ages 13-24) are infected with HIV each month in the United States, and half of all young people living with HIV do not know it. To help raise awareness and educate people about the impact of HIV on young people in the United States, AIDSVu has created shareable graphics with important facts that you can use to help educate yourself, family, and friends.
Online graphics are a great way to empower young people to get tested and encourage prevention efforts. According to research from the Pew Research Center, 95% of youth and youth adults (age 12-29) spend time online. Sharing graphics, especially via social media, can help raise awareness of HIV within this impacted group.
Share these graphics using #NYHAAD on Twitter and Instagram, and post on Facebook to encourage the circulation of this important information.
If you want to learn more about how youth are impacted by HIV where you live, visit AIDSVu’s maps to take a closer look at your state or city. To connect with local HIV testing and care centers, you can visit AIDSVu.org/testing.