National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day Resources

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Youth HIV Prevention

National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD) is observed each year on April 10 to educate the public about the impact of HIV on young people.

Schools play a critical role in promoting the health and safety of youth. DASH’s unique ability to bridge public health and education provides a well-established platform to support schools with guidance and resources for prevention of HIV, STDs, and unintended pregnancy.

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  • Use these sample social media posts to educate others about youth HIV prevention.
  • Tag @CDC_DASH on Twitter and use the #NYHAAD hashtag!
  • Find DASH social media graphics on adolescent connectedness, school health, and more on our infographics web page.
Sample Social Media Posts

National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is April 10

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April 10 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 provides youth with a safe and supportive environment to learn about HIV prevention. https://go.usa.gov/xsbyAexternal icon

1 in 5 new HIV diagnoses occurs in young people ages 13-24. This National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day, learn why investing in youth health and education is critical to ending HIV: https://go.usa.gov/xsbyAexternal icon. #NYHAAD

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What Works in School

Infographic: HIV and Youth Stat Young people make up 5% of the 1.1 million people in the U.S. living with HIV.

Young people make up 5% of the 1.1 million people in the U.S. living with HIV. Help strengthen the fight against HIV in youth by supporting safe and supportive schools, health education, and HIV testing.#NYHAAD https://go.usa.gov/xsbyHexternal icon

Sexual health services, including HIV testing and treatment, can significantly improve an adolescent’s immediate and lifelong health. This #NYHAAD, check out @CDC_DASH’s series about what’s working in schools: https://go.usa.gov/xsbyHexternal icon.

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How Parents Can Help

Infographic: Preventing HIV STDs in Youth

Having open and honest conversations with adolescents about sexual health can help prevent HIV, STDs, and unintended pregnancy. It’s important for parents to know about all the health services available: https://go.usa.gov/xsbyFexternal icon. #NYHAAD

Young people need to know their HIV status as it gives them powerful information to stay healthy. When parents communicate honestly about HIV prevention, they can help their adolescents make healthy decisions. https://go.usa.gov/xsbyFexternal icon #NYHAAD

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Youth Risk Behavior Survey

YRBS Infographic, sexually active 1 in 10 sexually active students did not use a method to prevent pregnancy the last time they had sex.

1 in 10 sexually active students did not use a method to prevent pregnancy the last time they had sex. Students need access to quality #SexEd and health services to protect against HIV, STDs, and unintended pregnancy. https://go.usa.gov/xsbyMexternal icon #CDCYRBS

Fewer schools are teaching HIV prevention. Quality health education is critical for students to learn the information and skills they need to prevent HIV and other STDs. #NYHAAD https://go.usa.gov/xsbytexternal icon

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Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data Summary and Trends Report

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The proportion of sexually active youth has decreased over the past decade, but so has condom use—putting more youth at risk for HIV, STDs, and unintended pregnancy. This #NYHAAD, explore the latest #CDCYRBS trends data: https://go.usa.gov/xsbyzexternal icon.

Students need access to quality sexual health education and health services to help protect against HIV. Learn more this #NYHAAD: https://go.usa.gov/xsbyJexternal icon.

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