National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day Resources

National Youth HIV AIDS Awareness Day is April 10
We Can Prevent HIV!

April 10th is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD)External. The day was created to educate the public about the impact of HIV/AIDS on young people and to highlight the work going on across the country to respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. CDC recognizes the importance of investing in young people’s health through prevention and education as a critical step to achieving an AIDS-free generation. From this page you can access resources to educate partners, stakeholders and community members about youth HIV prevention.

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Parent Engagement: Research shows that when parents and school staff work together, students are healthier and more successful.
Teens report that their parents have the greatest influence over their risk behavior decisions--more than friends, siblings, or the media.
Parent Engagement: Research shows that when parents and school staff work together, students are healthier and more successful.
Teens report that their parents have the greatest influence over their risk behavior decisions--more than friends, siblings, or the media.
Parent Engagement: Research shows that when parents and school staff work together, students are healthier and more successful.

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Use sample content on Twitter, Facebook, or other social media platforms. We encourage you to incorporate #NYHAAD to get NYHAAD content trending!

Twitter

  • April 10th is National Youth #HIV & AIDS Awareness Day, an opportunity to discuss the connection between education and health in the fight against #HIV. https://go.usa.gov/xX9Kv #NYHAAD
  • Schools play a key role in reducing youth risk for #HIV by teaching and supporting healthy behaviors. https://go.usa.gov/xX9Kv #NYHAAD
  • School-based #HealthEd programs provide youth with a safe and supportive environment to learn about #HIV prevention. https://go.usa.gov/xX9Kv #NYHAAD
  • How can schools encourage students to get tested for #HIV?
    • Access and use the #CDCYRBS data
    • Educate students about HIV
    • Connect students with health services
    • Encourage students & their parents to talk about HIV

    Learn more this #NYHAAD: https://go.usa.gov/xU9Sd

  • Over the last 10 years, the percentage of students who ever had sex has declined. Unfortunately, condom use has also decreased, putting more youth at risk for #HIV, STDs, & pregnancy. This #NYHAAD, learn more about the latest #CDCYRBS data: https://go.usa.gov/xU9SS.
  • This #NYHAAD, we look to the latest #CDCYRBS results, which show far too many youth at risk for HIV. Learn more about how schools can support #HIV testing among adolescents: https://go.usa.gov/xU9Sd.

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  • April 10th is National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day! Support youth HIV prevention by promoting school-based health education programs. https://go.usa.gov/xX9Kv
  • Over the last 10 years, the percentage of students who ever had sex has declined, but so has condom use. This puts more youth at risk for HIV, other STDs, and pregnancy. This National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day, learn more about the latest Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) data: https://go.usa.gov/xU9SS.
  • This National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day, we look to the latest Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) results, which show far too many youth at risk for HIV. Learn more about how schools can support HIV testing among adolescents: https://go.usa.gov/xU9Sd.

Use sample content on Twitter, Facebook, or other social media platforms. We encourage you to incorporate #NYHAAD to get NYHAAD content trending!

Twitter

  • April 10th is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day. When parents communicate honestly with their adolescents about #HIV prevention, they promote healthy decisions. http://go.usa.gov/x9E6Q #NYHAAD
  • #Parents: Being involved in your adolescents’ lives makes it more likely they will avoid behaviors that put them at risk for getting #HIV. https://go.usa.gov/xX9Kc #NYHAAD
  • Parents: #CDCYRBS tells us adolescents are making better choices about sexual behaviors, but it’s not enough to protect them from #HIV. Learn more: go.usa.gov/xQFJ8. #NYHAAD

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  • Parents: Being engaged in your adolescents’ lives can help them make healthier choices that may reduce their risk for getting HIV. https://go.usa.gov/xX9Kc
  • Parents: CDC’s latest Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) tells us adolescents are making better choices about sexual behaviors, but it’s not enough to protect them from HIV. Learn more: go.usa.gov/xQFJ8.

Use sample content on Twitter, Facebook, or other social media platforms. We encourage you to incorporate #NYHAAD to get NYHAAD content trending!

Twitter

  • April 10th is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day. When youth talk openly with their #HealthcareProvider about #SexualHealth they can receive personalized #HIV prevention strategies. https://go.usa.gov/xX9Bn #NYHAAD
  • #Clinicians help provide age-appropriate, stigma-free, culturally competent #HIV info and care to youth. Learn more about the benefit of confidential health services for young patients. https://go.usa.gov/xX9QX #NYHAAD
  • It’s important for youth to have a #HealthcareProvider they can trust when it comes to discussing topics like #SexualHealth. https://go.usa.gov/xX9QX #NYHAAD
  • #Clinicians: Youth are making better sexual health decisions, but it’s not enough to protect them from #HIV. #CDCYRBS data like this is critical to helping us develop ways to address adolescent behaviors/experiences. Find the latest results: https://go.usa.gov/xU9SS #NYHAAD

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  • April 10th is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day. Healthcare providers: take this opportunity to talk with your adolescent patients about the importance of HIV prevention, testing, and treatment. https://go.usa.gov/xX9Bn
  • Clinicians: Youth are making better health decisions, but it’s not enough to protect them from HIV. Data like this from CDC’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is critical to helping us develop ways to address adolescent behaviors/experiences. Find the latest results: https://go.usa.gov/xU9SS

Use sample content on Twitter, Facebook, or other social media platforms. We encourage you to incorporate #NYHAAD to get NYHAAD content trending!

Twitter

  • April 10th is National Youth #HIV and AIDS Awareness Day! Use hashtag #NYHAAD to follow the conversation and get involved! https://go.usa.gov/xXnQd
  • Did you know? One in five new #HIV diagnoses in the United States occur in young people aged 13-24. https://go.usa.gov/xQcPz #NYHAAD
  • April 10th is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day. #NYHAAD reminds us of the importance of investing in young people’s health and education. School-based #HealthEd programs provide youth with a safe and supportive environment to learn about #HIV prevention.
  • Help strengthen the fight against #HIV in youth by supporting safe and supportive schools, #HealthEd and #HIV testing. #NYHAAD
  • Learn why youth #HIV prevention is key to reaching an #HIVFreeGeneration. https://go.usa.gov/xXrgc #NYHAAD
  • Get involved! When communities, schools and families work together they can help prevent #HIV among youth. https://go.usa.gov/xXrgc #NYHAAD
  • Youth are making better health decisions, but it’s not enough to protect them from #HIV. #CDCYRBS data like this is critical to helping us develop ways to address adolescent behaviors/experiences. Find the latest results: https://go.usa.gov/xU9SS . #NYHAAD

Facebook

  • April 10th is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day! Families, communities, and schools all play an important role in promoting healthy behaviors of youth. Find out how you can support youth #HIV prevention. https://go.usa.gov/xXrgc
  • Youth are making better health decisions, but it’s not enough to protect them from HIV. Data like this from CDC’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is critical to helping us develop ways to address adolescent behaviors/experiences. Find the latest results: https://go.usa.gov/xU9SS