National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day
National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day is an annual observance that takes place on April 10 to educate the public about the impact of HIV and AIDS on young people and to highlight the work young people are doing across the country to respond to the epidemic. Advocates for Youth is the lead for planning the observance day.
In 2014, the theme is "Engaging Youth Voices in the HIV & AIDS Response." The NYHAAD site offers ideas, graphics and other resources to help engage youth.
Here are some ways you can get involved in observances in your community.
Join the Conversation
Join the April 10 Huff Post Live conversation (5:30 p.m ET) on HIV and youth.
Blog about HIV among youth. Or comment on an AIDS.gov blog post or on other blogs.
Read the new media declaration. How can you use new media to enhance our response to HIV/AIDS?
Share the NYHAAD logo
Help promote National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day. Post this web badge on your site.
Copy the Badge Code:
<img alt="National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day" height="150" src="http://aids.gov/images/nyhaad-logo.jpg" width="150" />
Tweet about HIV and Youth
Talking about NYHAAD? Use the hashtag #NYHAAD to share about how you’re observing NYHAAD in your community
Learn about using Twitter (PDF, 589 KB)
Learn about this CDC Campaign
The Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign raises awareness about HIV and its impact on the lives of all Americans, and fights stigma by showing that persons with HIV are real people—mothers, fathers, friends, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, partners, wives, husbands, and co-workers.
View These Stories
View stories from CDC’s Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign.
Share These CDC Resources
Watch videos from CDC’s Streaming Health HIV/AIDS YouTube Webpage.
Access and graph HIV data with the Atlas.
Download and share this infographic and these fact sheets:
Locate HIV Testing and Other Services
Use and share the HIV Testing Sites & Care Services Locator.
Using an Android phone? Download the app here.
You can also send a text message with your ZIP code to “KNOWIT” (566948) or visit http://hivtest.cdc.gov/
Resources from the Community
Use and share this NYHAAD toolkit.
Read the National HIV/AIDS Strategy
The Strategy is the nation's first-ever comprehensive coordinated HIV/AIDS roadmap. Read the Strategy (PDF 1.34 MB) and a new White House report on progress related to the Strategy. (PDF, 1.89 MB). Learn more about the Strategy here.
The HIV Care Continuum Initiative is part of the Strategy. Watch this video to learn more.
How can you help implement the Strategy in your community?
Learn about the PEPFAR Blueprint
Read and share the PEFPAR Blueprint: Creating an AIDS-free Generation (PDF, 2.6 MB) and fact sheet.
Read this post about the new U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator.
Learn more about PEPFAR.
Other HIV/AIDS Awareness Days
Read the AIDS.gov blog posts about the national HIV/AIDS observances.
Download the HIV/AIDS Awareness Days postcard here (PDF, 1.49MB).